Event Details


  • Rush University Medical Center
  • 1725 West Harrison
  • Chicago, IL
  • (866) 600-6959
  • http://www.iamabel.org

Event Description

Youth Medical Conference

So you dream of becoming a doctor but not sure if it is even possible? Do you desire to be on the front line as a nurse? Are you passionate about research and solving complex clinical queries?  Want to be a pharmacist? Interested in public health? Or maybe you want to jump right in and explore career opportunities like EMT or phlebotomy.  Enjoy lively and inspirational plenary and small group sessions to encourage, motivate and empower Chicago area youth and young adults, particularly those from socioeconomically disadvantaged and minority groups who are interested in exploring careers in medicine and allied healthcare but don’t know how. Enjoy “how to” workshops that give you the steps you must take to successfully navigate health care careers.  This track will feature all the information you need to learn how to successfully navigate the pathway to medicine.  We will have specialized workshops for Junior High, High School, College and Post Baccalaureate students interested in becoming physicians.  Parents are welcome and should register separately.  Focus on your areas of need with our phenomenal breakout sessions. Network with physicians and allied health professionals who can share there journey and help you brainstorm your own path Master the MCAT and get the resources you need to score big EXHIBIT HALL Visit college and universities and learn about pre-med and post-baccalaureate curriculums and their respective admission criteria Explore Study Abroad opportunities at destinations like Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Cuba and learn about other cultures while developing shadowing medical providers and developing second language fluency. Learn how you can serve on medical missions in places like Haiti and Kenya and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity Explore local and national summer STEM research opportunities like NIH, Fermilab, Argonne Labs, etc…  Learn about how to join I AM ABEL FOUNDATION’S Urban Bridges Medical Mentoring Program INTENDED AUDIENCE Middle School High School Undergraduate Post-baccalaureate Young adults / recent high school and college graduates

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