PHHP Welcomes Health Care Summer Institute Students

Published: July 8th, 2017

Category: News


The College of Public Health and Health Professions recently hosted 22 students who are on campus this summer participating in the Health Care Summer Institute. These high school students spend four weeks at the Health Science Center exploring careers in healthcare, completing college prep courses, as well as having some fun. The students attended two presentations hosted by the College of Public Health and Health Professions. On Wednesday, July 2, Dr. Michelle Troche (Speech Pathology and Audiology), Dr. Deidre Pereira (Clinical and Health Psychology), and Ms. Telisha Martin (Public Health), introduced the students to careers in their fields. On Monday, July 7, Dr. Steven George (Physical Therapy), Ms. Linda Struckmeyer (Occupational Therapy), and Ms. Heidi Kinsell (Health Administration), completed the college’s series of presentations to the students.

The students left the sessions with an understanding of the variety of careers paths available to students within PHHP. They learned about prerequisites, prgoram specific entrance requirements, basic facts about jobs, salaries, and the types of work done by professionals in these occupations. The students had an opportunity to ask each of the presenters questions and engage in a discussion regarding the health professions and public health careers.

Participating faculty and staff were delighted to meet these students as they embark on their academic journeys and hope that these presentations will spark their interest in the exciting career opportunities that exist within PHHP.