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Health Speaker Series

Connecting undergraduate students and community members with healthcare professionals!

NEOAHEC is back at it again!

After taking a hiatus from the Health Speaker Series for a few years, NEOAHEC has stepped back into our former role of facilitating the Eastern Oregon University's Health Speaker Series for undergraduate students and community members.

What is the Health Speaker Series?

The goal of the Series is to promote health careers, educate guests about the vast variety of health career options available and the preparation needed for these careers), and answer questions that attendees might have. It provides invaluable networking opportunities between students and current healthcare professionals (or graduate students pursuing medical careers). Speakers provide an inside look at their career or educational path, touching on the following:

  • Why did they choose their career path?
  • Tests, licenses, education, and other preparation they had to complete
  • Surprises and challenges along the way
  • The most rewarding aspects of their work
  • Tips for success
  • And much more!

Past Presentations:

-May 28, 2019: Stacee Reed of the Oregon Office of Rural Health

-March 5, 2019: Curt Stilp, PA-C of the Oregon AHEC and the OHSU PA Program and Bonnie Dittmann, PA-C of La Grande Family Medicine

-January 22, 2019: Bob Coulter of Red Cross Drug Store and Eliza Allison of the OSU College of Pharmacy

-December 4, 2018: Andrew Pearson, DO of Grande Ronde Hospital and Daniel Stone, OHSU med. student and AHEC Scholar

-May 15, 2018: Luke Rauch, WesternU COMP-NW

-May 1, 2018: Dale Robinson, MD of Grande Ronde Hospital

-March 6, 2018: Nick West, OHSU MD Candidate, Class of 2019

  • Watch the recording of Nick's presentation here!

*The actual presentation starts approximately 12 minutes into the video, so be sure to fast-forward!

-January 23, 2017: Vanessa Braden, PT, and Elizabeth Zastrow, PT, DPT, OCS of Grande Ronde Hospital Rehab Therapy.

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