The office of Health Careers Opportunity is a division of the Office of Academic Affairs. Formerly known as the division of Multicultural Affairs, it has an over 30 year history of being committed to student success. The office supports the Medical Center's efforts to train a diverse healthcare workforce for the state of Mississippi. The overarching mission is to foster an environment that recognizes the benefits of diversity and inclusiveness through academic preparation, classroom instruction, community outreach and professional development.
We believe that a student being admitted to health professions school is only the first step. Graduation is the goal. We offer preparation courses and pipeline programs to create an atmosphere at UMMC which celebrates diversity and assists students in reaching their goals.
The Office of Health Careers Opportunity will be hosting an ACT workshop January 7, 2017 - March 18, 2017. The workshop will consist of pre and post-test sessions along with three instructional sessions conducted by content experts. The cost of the workshop is $100.00 which will include an ACT test textbook with CD-ROM and a pre and post-test result analysis workup. The schedule is located under Training and Development on the main page of the website. The workshop is open to students 9th grade and above. Registration for the ACT workshop is October 23, 2016 - November 18, 2016. Payment must be included with the registration form since there will not be onsite registration. For further information or registration for the ACT workshop, please call Dr. Gaarmel Funches at 601-984-1336.
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Jackson, MS 39216
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