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Journeys & Destinations

Interested in a career in health care, but don't know what exact profession you want to pursue? You can narrow down your search by attending Journeys & Destinations.

What is Journeys & Destinations? 

In this day-long event, high school students spend time with health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines in a small group setting. Students learn from a variety of health care professionals about their career path, salary potential and daily activities. In the past, Journeys & Destinations has featured presenters who are family physicians, athletic trainers, medical technologists, medical forensic scientists, veterinarians, pharmacists and occupational therapists.

Journeys & Destinations is a great way for students to find their perfect fit among the many different careers in health care.

2022 Journeys and Destinations Schedule

October 12, 2022 - Girard, Kan.

November 9, 2022 - Goodland, Kan.

November 30, 2022 - Hays, Kan.

April 12, 2023 - Lawrence, Kan.


  • 100 to 150 students attend.
  • 10 to 14 presenters.
  • Event runs from 8:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m.
  • One keynote speaker presents in the morning prior to breakout sessions.
  • Cost: $10 per student.
  • Schools will be limited in the number and grades of students that can attend.
  • If a school is not registered by the deadline, spots will be released to additional students from other schools.
  • Forms should be returned via email. 
  • Every student receives an individual agenda. A student's preference in professions will be considered, but sessions will be scheduled to have approximately equal numbers.
  • Photo release forms must be completed along with registration and liability forms.
Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
KU Area Health Education Center
1501 S. Joplin
4th Floor, Shirk Hall
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Phone: 620-235-4040