Students can learn about health careers, listen to practicing professionals and find out which career path is right for them in a health professions lecture series to be held in February and March.

The lecture series will feature six panelists discussing their careers as physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physician assistants and physical therapists.

Cardiologist Ronald Sih, M.D., will moderate the first three panels and will give a talk at the fourth program.

The series will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 22, in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall: “What do you do?” Panelists will discuss what it’s like in each of their professions.
  • Thursday, Feb. 24, in Room 251, Owens Science Hall: “How do you get in?” Panelists will talk about GPAs, test scores and statistics, and give application tips for each profession.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 29, in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall: “What is training like?” Panelists will discuss specific classroom and clinical training involved for each profession and “how to survive it.”
  • Thursday, March 2, in 3M Auditorium, Owens Science Hall: “So you want to be a doctor!” Ronald Sih will talk about what it’s really like, from medical student to practicing physician.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Pre-Health Professions Advising Office, (651) 962-5584.