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As Kansas and the nation approach a critical need for more health care professionals, the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University is excited to announce a new summer health professions program. This week-long program is designed for incoming high school juniors and seniors who are interested in a career helping others through the health care industry. Participants will come to Meet, Explore and Experience a variety of health care professions with a small cohort of like-minded high school students.
As part of the program, students will:
Meet   
  • Other high school students interested in a health care career.
  • K-State alumni currently enrolled in professional school or working in the area as heath care professionals.
  • K-State faculty with expertise in areas of human health.
  • Current K-State students pursuing a career as a health care professional.
  • K-State health professions advisors.
Explore   
  • A variety of professions that focus on human health including areas such as health care providers, food safety experts, public health professionals, illness and disease researchers and more.
  • How professions focused on health care work together to provide a holistic approach to their patients and clients.
  • Professional school applications and how to become a competitive applicant.
Experience   
  • Living on campus in the residence halls.
  • Hands-on activities that explore the different areas of health care.
  • All that K-State has to offer!
At the conclusion of the program, participants will have an understanding of many different health care professions; gain insight into the highlights and challenges of pursuing their chosen profession; and be provided the tools to be a successful pre-health student at K-State.
"Our goal with the Health Professions Summer Program is to expose students to a wide range of clinical and non-clinical health professions,” said Craig Harms, interim dean of the college. “This program helps rising high school students determine if they want to pursue health-related careers and shapes students’ interest and understanding of medicine, health-related disciplines, and other STEM fields. This program will not only expose students to various health professions, but will emphasize how these professions complement and interact with each other."
High school students interested in attending the program can sign up to ensure they receive communication on the program. Signing up on the interest list does not obligate attendance nor secure a spot. The program will cap attendance at 20 students. Registration will be available beginning in March.

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