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Thank you for joining us for our Healthcare Pathway event! This year’s healthcare symposium took place on May 8 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center in Lubbock. We were so excited to have students learn more about a career in medicine directly from our medical professionals who spoke about their path to becoming the medical professional they are today. We also had a counselor give students the practical next steps they could take now to set themselves up for a successful career in the healthcare industry.

We also helped two students take an important step on their journey into the medical industry by offering two job shadowing opportunities with Dr. Ioppolo.

We look forward to continuing to help many students in the Lubbock area explore careers in the healthcare industry throughout the year and at our next Healthcare Pathway event.




Robert B. Ioppolo, DDS

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock

Chris Shanklin, MD

CEO at Lubbock Primary Care

R. Clark Mooty, MD

Co-owner, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Lubbock Plastic Surgery Institute

Thivakorn “Tiva” Kasemsri, MD

Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; and Medical Director, PICU, at University Medical Center

Philip Scolaro, MD

Otolaryngologist/Physician at Ear Nose & Throat Associates of Lubbock, P.A.

Samuel Hernandez

Professional School Counselor at Estacado High School