HPW Events Schedule

All Week: “Who Am I?” Video Series

Head to Instagram to watch video clips from representatives from all professions as they give a broad explanation of their profession – without actually revealing it. Then “head to the polls” to select which profession is represented in the video!

 

Monday, November 5: Keynotes

Designed to inspire students on their path to a health care career, Health Professions Week is proud to welcome two dynamic speakers to kick off #HPW2018.

Mr. LeDerick Horne
Beyond Classification
2:00pm ET

This informative and entertaining presentation provides strategies for increasing the academic performance, self-determination, and self-advocacy skills of students with and without disabilities.  As an entrepreneur and performance poet with a learning disability who has worked as an advocate on the national, state, and local level, LeDerick Horne provides a unique perspective on our school system and issues related to creating a more equitable society for people with disabilities.

An emotionally stirring talk filled with moving verses, funny stories, and empowering information, Beyond Classification will prepare the audience to challenge stereotypes and support the needs of people with disabilities.

About Mr. Horne
Labeled with a learning disability in third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the world. An African-American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

For more information on Mr. Horne, please visit his website.

Dr. Christine Grant
Navigating Your Journey on the Academic Sea©
5:00pm ET

Do you feel like you’re “sinking” in your academic sea?  If you have identified a destination for your “academic career” boat; do you know who should be on board to advise you?  Dr. Grant’s keynote will empower current and aspiring Health Professionals with a hands-on set of tools to: (1) identify a path that is consistent with their overarching personal career goals, (2) create strategies to combat the waves crashing up against the academic boat in the form of critical career challenges and (3) execute a plan to negotiate the potentially “rough seas” (e.g., difficult people and situations) while pursuing exciting career opportunities in the health professions.  Participants will use reflective exercises to identify outside their “academic career box” goals and connect with their own set of personal mentors.

About Dr. Grant
Dr. Grant is the President and CEO of CoolSci Productions LLC, STEM Educator, Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment Coach, and Mentoring Expert. She is the Associate Dean of Faculty Advancement and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University.

For more information on Dr. Grant, please visit her website.

 

Dr. Grant and Mr. Horne will present live keynotes via the Health Profession Week virtual platform, and you must register to attend.

 

Tuesday, November 6: Events on Election Day

Join us for a Twitter Conversation on Politics and Health. Health care professionals will share how their careers intersect with politics and how YOU can be a strong advocate for the future of health professions and the patients served.  Follow our twitter handle @HealthProfWeek

Advocacy Panel
11:30am ET

This panel will include professionals working to advocate for the health professions and their education programs. Panelists will be able to discuss their own experience in politics, the health professions, and advocating for health care. This live event will allow participants to learn more about advocacy and the intersect of politics and healthcare.

Twitter Chat #HPWChat
2:30pm ET

The #HPWChat is a great opportunity to discuss how you can be an active advocate for healthcare and the health professions. Join healthcare professionals, political advocates, and peers in a lively discussion surrounding how you can get involved in your community following the election.

 

Wednesday, November 7: College Student Day Virtual Fair

College Student Virtual Fair
1:00 – 8:00pm ET

Calling all college students! Login to chat with professionals and students from 20 health professions in LIVE chat rooms.

Come explore the diverse health care career opportunities at #HPW2018 during our live, virtual, and interactive event. Get your questions answered and participate in conversations about careers in the health professions. You can connect with health professions in several ways:

  • Chat with practitioners, professionals, admissions representatives, and current health profession students.
  • Download materials and resources on each health profession.
  • View videos created by students and practitioners in the various health professions.
  • Network with several students from varying health professional programs and students interested in the same fields as you.
  • Join 50-minute live Success Strategy Workshops for entrance exams including GRE (4pm), PCAT (5pm), DAT/OAT (6pm), and MCAT (7pm)!*

*Hosted by Kaplan. No additional registration is required but space is limited. 

 

Thursday, November 8: High School Day Virtual Fair

High School Student Virtual Fair
11:00am – 3:00pm ET

Calling all teachers, advisors, and students! Login to chat with professionals and students from 20 health professions in LIVE chat rooms. Learn about what you can do in high school to prepare for undergraduate, graduate, or technical courses to earn degrees and certifications in the health professions.

Built for you to connect, network, and build relationships with current health profession students, practitioners, and more, join us and help jump start your health profession career. Whether you join via a projector or in a computer lab, students will gain valuable knowledge and insight about the diverse health care career opportunities available to them. You can connect with health professions in several ways:

  • Chat with practitioners, professionals, admissions representatives, and current health profession students.
  • Download materials and resources on each health profession.
  • View videos created by students and practitioners in the various health professions.
  • Network with several students from varying health professional programs and students interested in the same fields as you.
  • Join a 50-minute live Success Strategy Workshops on ACT (1pm) and SAT (2pm)!*

*Hosted by Kaplan. No additional registration is required but space is limited.

 

Friday, November 9: Money Matters

Paying for school is no laughing matter and a panel of experts will be presenting on several options for financing your future health professions education. Prepare for a health professions education starting today and learn what you can do before you even apply to better understand how to be a good steward of your money. Use this budget worksheet as a start!

Budgeting 101 Resources
Check Your Email

Prepare to fund a health professions career today by learning how to be a good steward of your money. Check your email for a link to the webinar and use this budget worksheet to get started thinking about reviewing expenses and managing money.

Investing In Me Panel
2:00pm ET

Join a live panel for advice on how to minimize your loans and maximize your repayments. The panel, moderated by a Sallie Mae rep, will include financial aid officers from optometry, naturopathic medicine, and audiology-and-speech-language-pathology programs.

 

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