There are many things that COVID has highlighted in our communities over the past (almost) year; sadly, one of the biggest things that it has shown is how fragile our healthcare ecosystems can be and how badly we are in need of high-quality medical staff. Fortunately, Hilo Medical Center Foundation is working to build up the next generation of healthcare workers right here at home with their youth education programs, particularly the Pre-Health Career Corps program.
This year the PHCC program will be hosting a virtual camp for youth interested in the medical field. The Virtual Teen Health Camp will take place online on Saturday, January 30 from 8:30 am to 3 pm via Zoom.
The program is an opportunity to learn from healthcare professionals and community organizations. It includes a full day of hands-on anatomy and interactive healthcare activities. The virtual camp is FREE and all supplies will be provided and mailed to participants.
The registration form is due on Friday, January 15 by 5 pm and must include a completed and signed release form. Registration must be done in one sitting. A separate link to the release form will be provided at the end of the registration. The release form must be uploaded upon submission of the registration form. The release form can also be emailed to Ms. Joey Sumulong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted the application and release form, you will receive a confirmation email with the zoom link and more information for the day of. If you have any questions contact Joey Sumulong at email@example.com or Ira Deloso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hilo Medical Center Foundation Pre-Health Career Corps: The Pre-Health Career Corps (PHCC) is a FREE year-round program for middle school, high school, and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in health. PHCC’s purpose is to promote and support the development of a local healthcare workforce for our community. We believe that by increasing awareness about health-related careers among our Island’s youth through innovative and captivating experiences including one-on-one mentoring, shadowing, hands-on workshops, training, and research opportunities, we can achieve this goal. PHCC works with teachers to bring in the right resources at the right time to foster interest and exploration of STEM-related careers through hands-on workshops and career presentations from industry leaders that are helping to create a workforce that can guide and support future career success for our emerging workers. PHCC is designed for high school and college/graduate-level students on Hawaii Island interested in Healthcare. The Foundation expanded the PHCC program to include the far end of the health workforce pipeline connecting students to jobs on Hawaii Island; part of which includes building the infrastructure to be able to support students along the entire pipeline!
Featured photo provided by HMCF.