Oregon AHEC,in partnership with Oregon Communities, strives to improve the education, training and distribution of healthcare professionals in the state. We believe it is important to provide information, education and exposure to the many healthcare careers available beginning at the elementary school level.
Through career fairs, job shadowing, science clubs and other career exploration activities, student have an opportunity to be mentored by professionals and develop strategies for following a healthcare career path.
HEALTHCARE PRE-PROFESSIONAL EXPLORATION PATHWAY(HPREP)
HPREP is a collaboration between OHSU and the AHECs around the state. This program replaces MedStars and provides high school students in grades 11 and 12 exposure to and resources for a future career in science or healthcare. The three day summer camp seeks to:
- Encourage diverse students to study in the health and science fields
- Expand the understanding of the health care field and employment possibilities
- Provide insight into OHSU educational programs, admissions processes and financial aid
- Connect students to resources at OHSU, throughout the state and in their local community