Medical students will help inspire next generation of health professionals at Nov. 19 event

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Agnes Malate, (808) 956-3404
Director, HCOP, Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity
Posted: Nov 2, 2016

Stitch it up workshop
Stitch it up workshop

Teen Health Camp will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM).  This free, one-day event will introduce students in grades 6-12 to workshops and interactive skill demonstrations presented by JABSOM medical students.  Community health-care professionals and resource professionals from UH Mānoa will also present a variety of career options in the health professions.

The main purpose of Teen Health Camp is to encourage students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in health care.  Said Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Director Agnes Malate, "Any student who participates in Teen Health Camp will meet professional role models from their communities and come away with the understanding that there is a wealth of challenges, personal qualities and technical skills inherent in the health-care industry.”

JABSOM medical students are interested in promoting social justice by recruiting a diverse and community based health-care labor force for underserved areas of Hawaiʻi. It is important to expand the health-care professions and increase diversity and cultural competency within the profession.  HCOP encourages Native Hawaiians, Filipinos, Pacific Islanders and other underrepresented groups to attend the Teen Health Camp.  Studies indicate that disadvantaged and underrepresented students are more likely to enter lucrative professions in health care when they receive relevant mentoring and career counseling services in high school or earlier.

Workshops scheduled for the day include those on: 

Ola Pono, Hawaiian Way of Living Healthy.

CASTing Call, Applying and removing a real cast.

Infectious Disease.

Local Grindz – You are what you eat.

Stitch it up – Suturing.

Lunch is provided, but those with specific food allergies should bring their own lunches. Dress code: comfortable and appropriate. Closed shoes are required and short sleeves are preferred for cast workshop.

Online registration: - Space is limited.

This UH Mānoa event is in collaboration with the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Na Pua No`eau, Area Health Education Center and Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP).