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Health Science Scholar Longitudinal Career Development Program (LCDP)

The Health Professions Navigator (HPN) Career Development Program

The purpose of the HPN Career Development Program is to support the retention and graduation of current students enrolled at the School of Public Health, the College of Medicine, and the College of Dentistry by providing academic as well as non-academic support. HPN Career Development will offer services to assist students in developing effective learning and study strategies based on their personal learning style. In addition to test preparation and other academic resource materials, this program will provide workshops on academic, professional, and career development.
 

The Four Parts of the HPN Career Development Program
 

1. PEER MENTORSHIP/EDUCATION

All participants will be assigned a peer mentor in their respective health science college to serve as an integral part of their University experience. Mentors will help promote the improvement of academic success, persistence and successful graduation of program participants. Participants will also have access to small study groups as well as individual tutoring.
 

2. LEARNING RESOURCE & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Workshops will be offered on topics such as effective time management, developing a personalized review plan, identifying individual learning styles and approaches, as well as developing interview skills.
 

3. STANDARDIZED EXAM PREPARATION

The HPN Career Development Program will provide opportunities for participants to review and study the different exams (USMLE Step 1, NBDE Part I and Public Health Administration Certificate) they are required to take as health professional students prior to sitting for those exams. Additionally, in preparation for these exams, it will also offer workshops teaching students the benefits of early cross¬curricular integration.
 

4. CULTURAL COMPETENCY/HEALTH EQUITY CURRICULUM

Activities will be offered designed to develop the student's knowledge and appreciation of how culture impacts health, specifically primary care, health promotion/prevention and oral health. They will also learn how individual practitioner attitudes/beliefs impact the provider ¬patient/community relationship, as well as the delivery of quality healthcare services. Participants will also be exposed to a primary care practice.
 

Questions?

For more information please contact: Kimberly Johnson, Project Manager of the Health Professions Navigator P: 312-996-5511

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