HPW Daily Events 2020

Health Professions Week (HPW2020) is a series of events, woven together to give you meaningful insight into what the path to a profession will look like from where you are starting.

Not sure how to really research a profession that is new to you? HPW can help with that!

Not sure what to major in or know you are interested in the health professions but have no idea which one might be the best fit? HPW has something to help you with that decision, too.

There any many events during HPW – so you can choose what content matters to you. HPW is on-demand, so come back later when you have new questions. HPW will be here to continue to bring you new ideas, new professions, and new paths to a career.

Let’s get started!  Click an event to learn more:

Saturday, November 14th – HealthTalks

HealthTalks are HPW’s signature video series, highlighting current topics that are of interest to students pursuing a career in the health professions.  The line-up for 2020 includes speakers addressing:

  • Perseverance
  • Being a Racial Minority in Healthcare
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Work-Life Balance
  • ..and many more!


Average time: 15 minutes to watch 2-3 videos

Sunday, November 15th – Check-Ups

HPW Check-Ups are more topical videos which specifically address self-care subjects.  This year we are covering both financial wellness as well as self-care, mental and emotional wellness.  We have a great series of videos for students to watch, including:

  • Financial Planning Success
  • Budgeting Tips from a Current Medical Student
  • The Practice of Self-Care (with a link for self-care bingo)
  • A Guided Yoga-Therapy Session for Relaxation


Average time: 15 minutes to watch 2-3 videos

Parents and family members: Check out this webinar just for you!

We are really excited to provide our families with the SMARTTRACK® College Funding Program and encourage you to learn how best to fund college and reduce the costs.

Click here to learn more and get your free professional college funding evaluation now. It’s vital that you review your specific situation as early as possible to maximize your opportunities to save.

Check out our College Funding Parent Ed webinar What Middle & Upper-Middle Income Families Need to Know NOW about Paying Less for College? It’s available on demand here – we highly recommend it as the first step to reducing college costs.

Check out this webinar just for you!

Monday, November 16th – Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Join HPW for a virtual scavenger hunt! Grab a map and track down each healthcare icon on the health profession websites.

Download one, two, or three treasure maps and visit the explorehealthcareers.org websites. Locate the healthcare icon with the missing word on it. Fill in the blank spaces with the missing words to reveal a hidden message.

Average time: 15 minutes per map

For your convenience, each map can be downloaded to your preferred device. Save it so you can refer to it again in the future!

Tuesday, November 17th – HPW Chat

HPW will host two Instagram chats on Tuesday.  These are “live” events that have a specific start and stop time.  The first of two live events begins with:

Join Kaplan Test Prep for a live Quiz Bowl at 2pm ET/11am PT on the Kaplan Instagram account.

 Then come back at 8pm ET/5pm PT.  Follow the HPW Instagram account @Healthprofweek and engage in the #HPWChat

Join HPW at 8pm ET for a live chat with health professionals and current students for tips on professionalism in 2020.

Average time: Between 15 and 60 minutes per each chat session.


2pm ET – Kaplan Instagram

8pm ET- HPW Instagram


Wednesday, November 18th – Super Savvy Money Game

Welcome to HPW’s Super Savvy Money Game!

We’re going to guide you through our official board game of financial literacy this week.  Don’t let the burden of how to budget for college or your health professions program stop you from winning!  Here’s how to play along:

Download our Super Savvy Money Game Board.

HPW Video Clues

Each video clue contains additional videos to watch to learn more – provided by our super savvy financial partner, Sallie Mae.  Watch the videos and then answer the two or three questions on the game card.

Start by envisioning what attributes and characteristics might be included in your “Dream Career.” Is it a career you can achieve by attending a 2-year community or technical college?  Perhaps your dream career will require a few more years of education.  What salary would you like to earn once you’ve achieved your “dreams.” Your “dream career” might be something you believe is dependable or highly regarded in your community. The answers to these questions will help you to complete important tasks like creating a budget and researching how long your career-choices will take to achieve.  Have fun playing the HPW Super Savvy Money Game!

Want more?  We’ll be posting additional game clues all week to make the game more interactive!  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter for fun new clues!

Need more resources to help plan for your “dream career”?  Our 2020 Partners have loads of free resources available to help you on your financial journey.  Feel free to use these resources, too.


AACN Scholarships & Financial Aid AACP Deatdng with Debt
AACP Tuition and Fees AAMC Fee Assistance Program
AAMC Financial Aid Fact Sheets AANA The Beginning
AANMC Financial Aid, Loans, and Scholarships ADEA Loan Comparison Chart
ADEA Money Matters APTA Enrich
ASCO Financing an Optometric Education ASPPH Financing Your Degree
ASPPH SOPHAS Fees and Waivers PAEA Paying for School
PAEA Student Scholarships Your FICO® Score
Monthly Budget Worksheet About Student Loans
How to Fill out the FAFSA Fixed vs Variable Interest Rates


Average time to play: 45 to 60 minutes.

Thursday, November 19th – Virtual Career Fair

Join HPW for our signature live event, the 2020 Virtual Fair, an event where attendees can connect with representatives, students and staff from all 20 health professions. Students and practitioners from all participating professions will be on hand during the virtual fair to answer questions and share their experiences.

Meet Ms. Hetty Ha, a pre-health advisor from University of California at Irvine, and listen to her tips on making the most of HPW’s Virtual Fair!  For the Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Virtual Fair, see these AAMC Tips.


Or enter this URL: https://www.careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=bb9a95c6-abc2-4f20-b23c-aa850115c46b

Time of Event: 3-8pm ET

Average time: 30-60 minutes

This is the specific event participants will need to participate in order to become eligible for HPW2020 prizes.  Participants must log in before 7:59pm ET and visit at least one booth in order to become eligible for scholarships and prizes.

Win Prizes!

Participating students can enter to win one of thirty gift cards valued at $100 each or one of eight scholarships valued at $500.  We also have 5 sets of Kaplan Subject Review Books to give away in November!

Limit one prize per person. Selected winners may be asked to confirm their name and email address before receiving any prize or award. Winners must be registered with HPW to receive a prize.  Winners who do not claim prizes within a reasonable time frame may be disqualified and a new recipient may be selected. Winners of Kaplan Subject Review Books may select any subject review course, valued at $270.