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Applications for Loyola Health Professions Program Now Available

October 13, 2015 08:51 AM
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Students at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy can apply to Loyola University Medical Center’s Health Professions and Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) now through October 19.
 
HPREP is dedicatedtoalleviating health care disparities by encouraging high school students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers as health professionals. Starting on October 31, the Loyola HPREP program takes place on Saturday mornings at the Stritch School of Medicine. In the program, students engage in a variety of structured activities that include hands on-workshops, panel discussions, and clinical skills training.
 
Throughout the program, participants are exposed to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, and other health care professionals who provide them with a better understanding of the journey to a career in health related fields. In addition, students participate in small group activities led by medical student mentors from Stritch.
 
"This is a great opportunity for our students to get exposure to the health care field," said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209. "I encourage our students to submit their applications to learn more about a possible future career."
 
HPREP runs every two weeks from October 2015 through March 2016 from 9 a.m. to noon, with fall dates on October 31, November 7, November 21, and December 5. The spring dates, which will focus on clinical skills, will begin in January. Lunch is included at all sessions.
 
To apply, students can click here to complete the online application. Students also must submit a transcript and a letter of recommendation separately by emailing them to stritchhprep@gmail.com.
 
All application materials are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 19. 
 
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