Our summer Healthcare Immersion Program is now underway. We're excited to introduce our seven students -- a brilliant group of young people with diverse interests and aspirations for a future career in healthcare. Our 2022 program runs through August 5.
We’re excited to announce that Maggie Macy, RN is joining our team as our 2022 Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP) Coordinator.
Along with being a guide and mentor for student participants, the HIP coordinator is responsible for planning and organizing the program schedule, and managing day-to-day activities, along with administration, evaluations, and working with our Board and marketing teams as needed.
Our summer Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP) is in full swing -- and our college students are enjoying the experience of learning about health career options by shadowing clinicians. It’s those volunteer clinical professionals who make our program work, and we want to thank them all here:
We're excited to introduce our class of 2021, who recently began our summer Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP). This unique program provides college students with a unique, clinical immersion experience in healthcare as they shadow real healthcare providers (preceptors). As in 2020, we've modified the program a bit to accommodate COVID-19 health and safety protocols. As always, our students will only be observers in low-risk outpatient, orthopedic, elective care. and classroom settings.
This year's students are: Nicole Marquez, Sarah Ortiz, Cameron Thollaug, and Caymus Smith-Pierce. Our new program coordinator is 2020 HIP alum Mahnoor Yousuf.
We’re excited to announce that Mahnoor Yousuf is again supporting our Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP) as a Coordinator.
If Mahnoor’s name seems familiar, it’s because she was Coordinator for the 2021 program, and was a student in the 2020 HIP program. She is a graduate of UC San Diego having majored in biochemistry and cell biology, with a minor in global health. She's currently applying to medical schools.
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been unprecedented – in fact, we hear that term so much that it hardly seems apt anymore to begin to describe the last 12 months. COVID-19 has been the grim centerpiece of much of that year, and, like many nonprofits, JOF has had to work hard to keep serving our constituents in this continually challenging environment.
However, thanks to you – our volunteers, donors, sponsors, students, preceptors, and team – we have weathered this storm. And we’re proud to say that we still managed to accomplish a fair amount.
We're happy to share that our six-week, summer Healthcare Immersion Program for 2020 was a success! Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we were able to modify the program to include both in-clinic observation and online study to make it as engaging and informative as possible for participants, organizers, and preceptors alike.
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