Organization: University of Illinois – Chicago
Hiring Department: Urban Health Program – Mini Health Professions Program
Description: Several positions available for Graduate Students involved in Health Sciences. *Several paid positions.
Additional Information: https://uhp.uic.edu/uhp-pre-health/
Guiding The Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals
UHP at UIC is excited to announce the development of a new pathway program called the “Mini Health Professions Program.” This pathway program is aimed at introducing 4th and 5th graders from the surrounding UIC neighborhoods to the wonders of the health sciences and the healthcare professions through lectures, experiments, and anatomical dissections.
Focused on hands-on learning experiences, the program helps students develop critical-thinking skills while making connections with mentors and role models.
What is Mini Health Professions Program?
A curriculum centered upon 7 different organ systems will be taught to students one Saturday a month for 7 months throughout the school year. The pilot program will start in October and run one Saturday a month from 9 am-12:30 pm.
The 7 body system components are Neurology, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal, Musculoskeletal, Dental and Mental Health.
The program will have 5 components for each session. These include a lecture component, an anatomy dissection component, a scientific experiment component, a technology/professions component, and a public health component. All sessions are geared toward a very interactive learning experience.
A typical day at Mini Health Profession Program:
Each of our sessions has 5 main components.
(1) The main lecture is given on the organ system of the month. We will then break into small group activities including:
(2) An activity/experiment that includes data collection and analysis with graphing of the data.
(3) Anatomy. Fetal pig dissection and individual sheep/bovine organ dissection.
(4) TPE (Technology, profession involved, and exam techniques) Small group lecture regarding the specific organ system with integration of a visiting health care professional and corresponding technology used with that system
(5) A Public Health lecture linking the organ system to a public health concern. Lunch will then be served and afterward, students will be dismissed.
We are actively recruiting 7 Health Science Leadership Coordinators. These will
be paid positions.
Applications will start to be accepted in mid-March. The University must process
the employment agreements-which takes 6-8 weeks. The actual work will continue
through the summer in person and via Zoom meetings.
Please note that these positions are in addition to updating the curriculum together
and teaching on the day of the program.
The following are the positions available:
1. Grade Student recruitment coordinator for target Zip Codes
2. Recruitment leader for 30 Health Science Counselors (Two positions)
3. Anatomy Coordinator: Orders specimens and prospects fetal pigs
4. Systems Coordinator: Books all rooms and Supplies
5. Quiz and Data Analysis Coordinator: Collects data from pre & post quizzes
6. Public Health Coordinator: Formulate lectures relating to the organ system
APPLY HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpB78cqa5rYOJD39bYefX3OtOfwxjMz6LkLuSh5l9RTomqIw/viewform
We hope you will join our team is to inspire the NEXT GENERATION OF
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS!