4th Annual F.A.C.E.S. in the Health Professions Conference

George Humphrey
March 29, 2001

High school and undergraduate students from throughout Arizona will learn about career opportunities in the health professions and the delivery of culturally and linguistically sensitive health care at the 4th Annual F.A.C.E.S. in the Health Professions Conference, Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at various locations in the Arizona Health Sciences Center.

Keynote speakers will be Richard H. Carmona, trauma surgeon and critical care physician, and former chief executive officer, Kino Community Hospital and Pima Community Health; and Yvette Roubideaux, clinical assistant professor, public health and medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine. (Drs. Carmona and Roubideaux will speak from 9:15 to 10 a.m. in the UA College of Pharmacy, Room 325.)

The conference will feature workshops, an exhibitors' fair with representatives from professional schools throughout the U.S., and tours of the Arizona Health Sciences Center. Workshop topics include HIV epidemiology, preparation for clinical medicine, rural health, medical bio-ethics, cultural competency/border health, native foods for diabetes, Navajo philosophy of health, and health insurance HMOs. Breakfast and lunch are included. Registration is $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

The conference is being presented by F.A.C.E.S. (Fostering and Achieving Cultural Equity and Sensitivity), a statewide organization with sister chapters at Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. Part of the Office of Minority Affairs at the UA College of Medicine, F.A.C.E.S. aims to "emphasize the importance of cultural and health awareness in our communities, increase the diversity and retention of our pre-health professional student population, so that it reflects the composition of Arizona, and to serve as a bridge for the youth of our communities and its education programs."




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