CHAMPIONS NETWork Summer Program
Didactic curriculum topics include:
• College Preparation
• Leadership & Professional Communication
• Cultural Competency
• Community Health
• Basic Anatomy
• Introduction to Biology
The role of the students during the internship is two-fold:
1) Students act as health screeners in emergency departments and at community or school events. Screening includes basic cancer and cardiovascular risk assessment.
2) Students act as community health educators and advocates. They share health recommendations and connect patients & community members to primary care physicians.
Students take part in an age appropriate, interactive, and culturally relevant 4-week curriculum composed of didactic classroom sessions and hands-on enrichment activities taught by a partnership of pre-health students, health professional students, and clinicians. Students also participate in clinical experiences that provide opportunities to practice skills in a real world setting (e.g. shadowing, simulation lab, etc.). An additional benefit to these experiences is the opportunity to observe the interdisciplinary work of health professional teams.
Enrichment curriculum includes:
• Suturing & Animal Dissection
• Cadaver lab
• Shadowing of healthcare professionals
• Medical simulations, e.g. suturing, ultrasound
• Networking Sessions
• Screening skills with teach-back