HPW Events Schedule


Monday, November 6: Keynote Address

Time TBD

Get inspired for a week of terrific events and activities that will celebrate the many health professions! Health Professions Week 2017 kicks off with an exciting keynote address from one of today’s most influential health professions leaders. Details coming soon!


Tuesday, November 7: Treasure Hunt

The second day of Health Professions Week will feature a “Go for the gold!” treasure hunt. Discover what various health care professionals do by visiting Health Professions Week websites. Find the virtual #HPWGold coin on each site and share it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #HPWGold to be entered in a drawing to win great prizes.

Each attendee can enter up to 20 times, or one time per health profession. To be entered in the drawing, attendees must be registered for Health Professions Week and share something you learned about the health career on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #HPWGold.

The gold coins will be added to the websites at noon Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Ready, set, discover – and share what you learn!


Wednesday, November 8: Health Professions Virtual Fair

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Prospective health professionals are invited to join the virtual fair which is open to high school and undergraduate students, guidance counselors, teachers and advisors. The virtual booths will feature clinicians and educators from the participating health professions who will chat live with participants. Come prepared with questions to ask what life is like, how they manage patients, and why they chose that profession. Each profession will have a chat room and materials available. The chat is text-only. Individuals, classes, and clubs are welcome to join. Attendees can access the fair via any desktop, tablet or smart phone connected to the internet.


Thursday, November 9: Community Connect Day

Event times/locations vary

Visit a health professions community event near you on Thursday, November 9. Register to attend an in-person event at a local school to learn more about the education and career possibilities. Share your experience by posting pictures of what you’ve learned on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, and tag #HPW2017 to be entered into a drawing to win great prizes! To be eligible to win a prize, you must be registered.

Not registered? Register here for free!

Community Connect Day events will be added in September. Register for HPW to receive updates about these events.


Friday, November 10: A Day in the Life

In these TED-like videos, presenters representing many different health professions will spend about five minutes sharing their experiences. Watch one or three or 20, but be sure to explore the many types of health professionals that make a difference in our communities.

The videos will premiere on the HPW YouTube channel on Friday, November 10 and will be exclusively available for HPW attendees until December 10. Teachers and schools are invited to use them on career and STEM days. Explore the endless, fulfilling, and exciting careers in the health professions.

Register to receive an exclusive link to these videos on November 10.

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