We’re excited to announce that Mahnoor Yousuf is joining our team as our 2021 Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP) Coordinator.
If Mahnoor’s name seems familiar, it’s because she was a student in last year’s HIP program. She is finishing her fourth year at UC San Diego majoring in biochemistry and cell biology, with a minor in global health, before she begins a gap year.
“This program is pretty intense, and it can set the stage for students who maybe don't know if they want to get into the health field,” said Mahnoor. “I want to make sure I can be a useful resource to the students, so they can take the most out of it.”
This year’s program runs July 12 to Aug. 6. Applications are open through Friday, June 11, and can be submitted on our HIP Application page.
About the program
JOF’s Healthcare Immersion Program provides college students with a unique opportunity to explore various health careers close-up. We do this by having them shadow experienced health care providers, or what we call preceptors, as they treat real patients.
As with 2020, we'll adapt this year’s program as needed to accommodate COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The students will be observers in low-risk outpatient, orthopedic, elective care, and classroom settings.
About the role
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.
“I’m really excited for the position,” said Mahnoor. “I really like working with people my own age.”
You can learn more about the program on our Healthcare Immersion Program page, which includes photos and video reflections from some of our alumni. If you’d like to support the program, please visit our donations page.
For now, please join us in welcoming Mahnoor!
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