Free Young Professional Brown Bag Series
AAMI’s free “brown bag” style online seminar series for students and young professionals seeks to spark conversations about the issues facing those who are just starting out in the field. While these sessions are designed for emerging healthcare technology professionals, all AAMI members are welcome to attend and ask questions.
And when you attend, make sure you stay until the very end, as AAMI’s Next Gen Task Force will be giving away special professional and personal development prizes.
Upcoming sessions and topics are listed below. This list will be updated as more information becomes available. As a reminder, each event is free and open to both AAMI members and nonmembers.
- Details of upcoming sessions will be posted soon.
- How to Afford Your Dream Career
Most people have an idea of a career path they’d like to embark on, but many don’t know how to finance the schooling required to gain the necessary degree or certificate. This doesn’t mean that pursuing your dream job isn’t possible! During this presentation, Codi Nelson, a BMET III for Crothall Healthcare Technology Solutions, and John Noblitt, BMET program director at Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute, explain how to uncover financial aid and scholarship programs to help finance your entry into an HTM career. Get the recording.
- What's Your Work Worth? Building Your Personal Value Proposition
Every employee at every level of an organization has a unique set of skills, strengths, and accomplishments that adds value to the company and team. However, many professionals are not able to easily define and explain their value to their colleagues or to leadership. During this presentation and conversation, AAMI President and CEO Robert Jensen explains, from a leader’s perspective, why knowing and communicating your personal value proposition is essential throughout your career. He also addresses some methods to define your personal value proposition and provides ideas to help you explain and live your value proposition in the workplace. Slides available soon.
- The Fast Track to Success
It takes time to climb the ladder to management, but Jo M. Wood, CSPS training and staff development manager at Massachusetts General Hospital, went from zero experience to manager in just seven years. In this session, Wood will discuss her magic formula for success and strategies you can use to advance your career. Get the recording.
- You Have the Training―Now What?
Finding that first job after completing training can be tricky, so during this session, Terrance Lackey provides strategies for finding permanent employment. This information is valuable for all of those who are job hunting, but it is especially applicable to members of the military reserve who have received training as biomedical equipment technicians (or other similar positions) or other newly trained individuals who are looking for full-time employment in the HTM field. Lackey, is a medical equipment master planning project manager who formerly worked as a director of biomedical operations for a major medical equipment manufacturer and as a Department of Defense biomedical instructor. This session is pre-approved for 1 ACI CEU. Get the recording.
- Finding International HTM Employment Opportunities
Have you ever thought about working outside the United States? In this session, Terrance Lackey, an American medical equipment master planning project manager who was employed in Western Australia for three years, provides tips on expanding your employment search overseas and will discuss the benefits of an international career path. This presentation is specifically geared toward HTM professionals. Get the recording.
- Succession Planning and Leadership Development for HTM Professionals
This session focuses on career advancement and covers the basics of succession planning and its effects on up-and-coming HTM professionals. In addition, co-presenters Don Tucker, regional director of operations for Crothall Healthcare, and Kelvin Knight, director of biomedical engineering at The Children's Hospital of Alabama, discuss ways young professionals can develop key leadership skills. Get the recording.
- What Clinical Engineers Can Do for You
This session focuses on how clinical engineers affect patient care and why students should pursue a career in healthcare technology. It is presented by Professor Frank Painter and three recent graduates of the University of Connecticut's clinical engineering master's program. Get the recording.
- Women in Engineering
How has the workplace evolved to allow talented women climb the corporate ladder? What are the economic consequences for women who ignore their talent? During this session, Inhel Rekik, a clinical engineer at the University of Maryland Medical Center, provides tools and tips women can use to work their way up in their organizations and explores the unique perspectives women bring to the male-dominated healthcare technology field. Get the recording.
- Working in HTM at the VA
During this session, Danielle McGeary, MS, BME, the service chief for clinical engineering for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Boston and Bedford Healthcare Systems, provides an overview of working at the VA. Get the recording.
About AAMI's Next Generation Task Force
Comprised of AAMI staff members and external AAMI stakeholders, the Next Generation Task Force aims to attract student, young professionals, and those interested in joining the healthcare technology field. With a rapidly changing environment and workforce, it’s more important than ever to encourage and support the next generation in pursuing what we feel is a tremendously gratifying and immeasurably important career path.