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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.


  • 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.

Virtual Journeys & Destinations is LIVE!

As we continue to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Virtual Journeys & Destinations! Consisting of a series of pre-recorded videos that are available for viewing at no cost, you can view all of the videos or pick and choose which you want to view.

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