Radiology helps teens discover careers, earn scholarships

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Take a glance around your office or clinic and you’ll find colleagues who make the world better, even outside their work at UAB.

  • Explorers Troop   Stream
  • The Department of Radiology hosts Health Career Exploring, a program for local high school students to learn about careers in health care that is an offshoot of the Boy Scouts of America’s Exploring program. Radiologists Nina Terry, M.D., and Michelle McNamara, M.D., administrative associate Sonja Jordan and senior director Verlon Salley volunteer with the program.

    On the second Tuesday each month, from September to April, clinicians from various health care fields talk to students about their careers and profession and discuss the educational requirements for the field. Students earn points through activities such as arriving five minutes early, writing essays and making an end-of-year presentation; points accumulate for a chance to win a $500 scholarship.

The UAB Reporter wants to know how people in your unit volunteer — whether it’s at a local nonprofit or in a clinic across the world. Submit a publicity request with the details and send a group selfie to for a chance to be featured in Behind the Scenes.