Larry D. Keith Health Professions Recruitment Fair
2022 Larry D. Keith Health Professions Recruitment Fair
*DEPENDENT ON COVID RESTRICTIONS*
UNC School of Medicine Office of Scholastic Enrichment & Equity co-hosts the annual Larry D. Keith Health Professions Recruitment Fair as part of our MED Program. The 2022 LDK Recruitment Fair will be held if allowed by and following UNC Healthcare and Covid state and local guidelines or mandates. Date and registration information for recruiters will be provided in early 2022.
The Larry D. Keith Area Health Professions Recruitment Fair is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Duke University School of Medicine. The local hosts will also include the NC AHEC Programs and Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP). Students and advisers will be invited from various institutions. Based on past seminars, the audience will represent 15-20 states and 40-50 health professional colleges and universities.
The purpose of the recruitment fair is to enable a group of summer program participants to expand their horizons on the health professional school opportunities available to them, to enrich their understanding of the pre-professional planning process, and to meet personally with important professional school representatives. Approximately 300 minority and/or disadvantaged students — mostly college juniors, seniors, and post-graduates — will attend. These students attending the fair will come from the following summer programs:
- UNC Schools of Medicine and Dentistry’s Medical Education Development (MED) Program
- UNC Chapel Hill Science Enrichment Program (SEP)
- Duke University Summer Biomedical Sciences Institute (formerly known as Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP))
- Other students from surrounding NC schools and summer programs