Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community dedicated to teaching and learning, scholarship and service, truth and justice, as inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the social teaching of the Church, and the principles of wisdom in the Rule of St. Benedict.
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Pre-Professional Health Advisor: Alice Sima, MSN, MBA, RN Director
E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (630) 829-6585
Fax: (630) 829-6547
Office Hours: by appointment
Allied health professions are health care professionals distinct from nursing, medicine, and pharmacy. They work in health care teams to make the health care system function by providing a range of diagnostic, technical, and therapeutic care and support services that are critical to the health professionals they work with and the patients they serve.
Medical laboratory technologists (also known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Integral members of the cardiovascular surgical team, perfusionists are present in the operating room when it is necessary to support or replace a patient’s cardiopulmonary and circulatory functions.
Diagnostic medical sonographers, also called ultrasound technicians, use ultrasound high frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body tissues used for assessing and diagnosing various medical conditions.
Nuclear medicine technologists operate equipment that creates images of areas of a patient’s body. They are also highly specialized health care professionals who prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals to patients.