Get Insight into Becoming a Health Care Professional


March 20, 2015     Suzanna Cisneros,

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Get Insight into Becoming a Health Care Professional

U.S. Army to Feature DRASH at Future Health Care Professionals’ Experience

For nearly 25 years, Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH™) systems have been fielded to U.S. Army Forward Surgical Teams (FSTs) as mobile medical facilities that can be deployed with troops directly in the combat zone. Now high school and undergraduate students, as well as current professionals, will have the opportunity to see it first hand at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Future Health Care Professionals’ Experience (FHCPE) from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11 at the Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St.

According to the U. S. Army, the shelters’ rapid-erect/strike design has allowed medical personnel to set up within minutes of arrival and provide wounded soldiers with immediate access to life-saving trauma stabilization.

Eric Edwards, TTUHSC Student Government Association president and FHCPE committee member, said this event will give individuals interested in pursing health care related professions insight to all fields.

“This experience will feature informative sessions from all disciplines and is aimed at anyone interested in a health care career including those non-traditional students looking at going back to school for another degree,” Edwards said.

All five schools, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, School of Allied Health Sciences and School of Nursing will have faculty, students and staff present to discuss and demonstrate what a career in each of their respective programs entails.

Edwards said students see the steps it takes to get into these careers with offered programs.

“Students will get an overview on financial aid and a breakdown of the costs to attend an academic health institution, advice for applying for and attending an academic health institution, the Early Acceptance Program curriculum overview, opportunities for high school students with the Early Dedication to Medical Education program and also anatomy demonstrations from our anatomy lab as well as tours of The SimLife Center,” Edwards said.

The event is free and lunch will be provided. Persons interested in attending the event can register the day of in the Academic Classroom Building lobby, or online at For more information, call TTUHSC Student Services at (806) 743-2300.

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