UAB School of Health Professions Current News
- Created on June 23, 2014
Top 10 Forbes Best Master's Degrees for Jobs in 2014
According to Forbes, the number one master’s degree for a job in 2014 is Physician Assistant. The UAB Physician Assistant program is ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools.” The five year National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification pass rate for UAB PA students is 99 percent.
Coming in at number four on Forbes’ list is Occupational Therapy. The UAB Occupational Therapy program was recently ranked 12th in the U.S. based on student reviews. It also has the only Low Vision Rehabilitation graduate certificate offered solely for occupational therapists.
Ranked 7th among Forbes’ best master’s degrees for jobs is Health Administration. The UAB Master of Science in Health Administration is the School of Health Professions top ranked program, standing at number five in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools for Health Care Management.”
To calculate “The Best and Worst Master’s Degrees For Jobs In 2014,” Forbes used mid-career compensation data and projected employment growth from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
- Created on June 19, 2014
The UFO turns out to be a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Qaudcopter, in other words, it is a drone which captures still photos and HD video. Did we mention some people were a little paranoid?
The drone was actually being used on behalf of G & S Glass & Supplies, out of Pelham, and B.L. Harbert International who constructed the School of Health Professions Building (SHPB). The companies needed to take a closer look at some hard to reach places on the 6th floor and roof of SHPB.
- Created on June 17, 2014
UAB Dietetic Internship program. At 10 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014, the program in the School of Health Professions graduated their 50th class.
Members of the Class of 2014 include:
Seated L-R: Kerri Pittman, Emily Lawton, Martha Ryals, Anna Bafunno, Amelia Hendrick, Kasey Westerhouse, Haley Shumaker, Lindsay Schulz, Zeithun Abas, Lisa Mastropietro
Standing L-R: Hannah Hardin, Krista Davis, Sara Upton, Caroline Cohen, Megan Scott, Kaeti Lindsay, Manal Naseeb, Emily Moore, Tori Thompson, Caitlin Gaynor, Jennifer Dunn, Kristin Rowland
- Created on June 11, 2014
After all, this is the program that won the annual UAB Gurney Derby at Homecoming AND the UAB Intramural Volleyball Championship in 2013.
So it’s only natural that they would compete in the National Medical Challenge Bowl which bills itself as “a friendly competition” at the annual American Academy of Physician Assistants conference in Boston.
- Created on June 11, 2014
“It was tedious at times when the debates became lengthy over the semantics of a proposal but overall it was so fascinating to see a group of students come together and agree and disagree civilly,” said McCormick, who graduates from UAB in December. “We were all focused on bringing up ideas and ways to improve our education and our profession and to do it in an organized manner. And I believe that we made a difference.”
- Created on June 11, 2014
A group of Birmingham-area middle school students responded immediately.
“Compounds!” said one.
“Chemistry!” said another.
“Blowing up things!” said a third.
Caruthers loves seeing this excitement for science and she wants it to continue. And that is why she is involved with the annual Health Careers Opportunity Program which is designed to increase the number of students from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who enter medical and health professions.
- Created on June 10, 2014
The PA team, consisting of (pictured right, listed L/R) Alexis Hamilton, Amanda Haas, Brittni Thomas, Jaime Petrosky, Rick Kilgore, Ph.D., Sherri Peete, Meredith Veazey and Catherine Blair, screened more than two-dozen people at the Healthy Living Challenge at the Preserve Town Hall in Hoover.
“This was a nice chance to give back to the community,” said Haas. “Being in school, we don’t have time like we used to, to do volunteer work so this was a good opportunity for service.”
- Created on June 05, 2014
- John McWhorter – senior vice president, Baylor Health System
- Vic Buzachero – corporate senior vice president, Scripps Health
- Bob Edmondson – chief strategy officer, Carroll Hospital
- Christy Lemak – incoming chair UAB Department of Health Services Administration
- Mary Beth Briscoe – chief financial officer UAB Hospital
- Jack Wolf – senior vice president, iVantage Health Analytics
- Ross Armstrong – senior manager Kurt Salmon
- Terry Olinger – president, Benefis Medical Group & Systems Services
- Anthony Patterson – senior vice president inpatient services, UAB Hospital
- Josh Klapow – associate professor, UAB Department of Organization & Policy
- Created on June 03, 2014
Top 20 U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report came out with its 2014 list of “Best Healthcare Jobs” and six programs in the School of Health Professions made the top 20 list. That is one more than made the list in 2013.
The article says "as the youngest baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, the need to employ qualified health care personnel to both prevent and treat medical conditions intensifies." Ranked at number five for the second year in a row are physical therapists. The position is expected to grow 36 percent, adding more than 73,500 jobs by 2022, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The reported median annual wage for a PT was $79,860 in 2012.
The highest debut in U.S. News' list in 2014 is physician assistants who jump in at number eight. U.S. News says "couple growth projections for 33,300 new jobs with a razor-thin 1.2 percent unemployment rate" then the future for PAs is "quite strong." The median annual salary according to BLS for a PA in 2012 was $90,930.
- High-Tech hide-and-seek being played in UAB classroom
- UAB Occupational Therapy ranked 12th in U.S. based on student reviews
- Inaugural SHP Alumni Awards Seek Nominations
- Maday honored for commitment to mentoring
- Majority of Low-Vision specialists are UAB graduates
- PT program celebrates 50 years
- “Rebuilding Bodies, Restoring Lives” Essay Winners Announced
- Packa wins national NACADA Outstanding Advising Award
- UAB recognizes clinical nutrition pioneer Weinsier
- 2014 Graduation Ceremony