Saturday, November 16th – HealthTalks
Sunday, November 17th – Virtual Treasure Hunt
Join HPW for a virtual treasure hunt! Grab a map and track down each gold coin on the health profession websites.
Download one, two, or three treasure maps and visit the professions’ websites to locate a gold coin. Each gold coin will have a treasure word on it. Fill in the missing spaces with the treasure words to reveal a hidden message.
Average time: 15 minutes per map
Teacher Challenge: Incorporate the digital treasure hunt into a class activity. It’s a great way for students to learn about several different health professions!
Win a Prize! When you’ve cracked the hidden message, log in to http://hpw.explorehealthcareers.org/inquiryform and enter it into Sunday’s Digital Treasure Hunt form.
- Submit one completed Treasure Map by Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 12pm ET to be entered in a random drawing to receive one of three $100 Amazon gift cards.
- Submit all three complete Treasure Maps to HPW by Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at 12pm ET to be entered in a random drawing to receive one of two $500 scholarships, courtesy of Sallie Mae. Winners will be asked to provide additional information to receive this prize.
Monday, November 18th – Self-Care Panel
Join the HPW2019 crew for a discussion about balancing your life with your career. Consider how you might apply these ideas, tips and strategies to your own life. What could you start doing now to have a more balanced life between school, work, and after-school activities?
Average time: 15 minutes
Teacher Challenge: Discuss how students might apply these ideas, tips and strategies to their own life. What could they start doing now to have a more balanced life between school, work, and after-school activities? Post your ideas and tag us #HPW2019.
Parent Challenge: Initiate a conversation with your child about how they felt about these topics. Share how you handle a work/life balance and self-care. Self-care is applicable to everyone!
Speakers and Professions Represented
- Dr. Sharon Milgram American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
- Dr. JoAnn Yanez Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges
- Mr. Tory Lindley National Athletic Trainers’ Association
- Dr. Cynthia Farina American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
- Dr. Shae Morgan American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Tuesday, November 19th – HPW Chat
HPW will host an Instagram discussion on building relationships with professionals, schools, and organizations in the health professions. Learn about shadowing and researching opportunities in the health professions. Follow the HPW Instagram account @Healthprofweek and engage in the #HPWChat
Time of Event: 2-3pm ET
Teacher Challenge: Facilitate a discussion on what students should be learning while shadowing. Discuss appropriate dress code and professional behavior.
Parent Challenge: Help your child plan to shadow health professionals during school breaks.
Win a Prize! Comment on at least one HPW Instagram post on Tuesday, Nov. 19 between 2-3pm ET to be entered in a random drawing to receive one of four $50 digital gift cards.
Comments on at least one HPW Instagram post, “like” the post”, and use the #HPWChat on Tuesday, Nov. 19 between 2-3pm ET to be entered in a random drawing to receive one of two $500 scholarships, courtesy of Sallie Mae.
Winners must be registered with HPW to receive a prize.
Wednesday, November 20th – Financial Literacy and Me
Thursday, November 21st – Virtual Fair
Join the Virtual Fair, a live event where attendees can connect with representatives, students and staff from 21 health professions. Students and practitioners from all participating professions will be on hand during the virtual fair to answer questions and share their experiences.
For the Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Virtual Fair, see these AAMC Tips.
Time of Event: 3-9pm ET
Average time: 30-60 minutes
Teacher Challenge: Help students prepare 3-5 questions to ask professionals at the virtual fair. Ask students to present about one of the health professions.
Parent Challenge: Discuss what new ideas your student has about healthcare careers. What careers really excited them and what did not? Initiate a discussion about how this new information makes them feel about their future in a health care career.
Win a Prize! All attendees who log in to the virtual fair will be entered in a random drawing to win one of four $500 scholarships, courtesy of Sallie Mae.