Larry D. Keith Recruitment Fair
2019 Larry D. Keith Health Professions Recruitment Fair
Saturday, June 8, 2019
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
UNC School of Medicine Office of Special Programs is excited to once again host the annual Larry D. Keith Health Professions Recruitment Fair. The 2019 Fair will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Chapel Hill, NC on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Registration for recruiters will open March 1, 2019 via this webpage and additional information will be provided on hotel accommodations and the event schedule in the coming weeks.
The 2019 Larry D. Keith Area Health Professions Recruitment Fair will be 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