Friday, December 2, 2011

Chicago Careers in Health Professions (CCIHP) 2011 to 2012

Chicago Careers in Health Professions (CCIHP) helps students achieve academic, professional, and personal success through longitudinal individual advising, small group workshops, seminars, and other health and medicine related activities. CCIHP provides students with the resources and support to develop a customized portfolio of knowledge, skills, and experiences required for advanced study in allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medicine, public health (MPH), dental (DDS) and podiatric (DPM) practice, veterinary medicine (DVM), pharmacy (Pharm. D), and health services research (PhD).

CCIHP aims to empower students to achieve a high level of academic, professional, and personal success. The CCIHP team works closely with pre-health students to ensure that, upon graduation, they are well-prepared for both the application and job search processes. CCIHP does this by assisting students in identifying research opportunities, internship training programs (e.g., Metcalf Fellowships and the Katen Scholars), and challenging civic engagement experiences.

CCIHP encourages students to explore all of their options in health and medicine. Throughout the year CCIHP hosts panels and workshops featuring health professionals, many of whom are alumni of the College. Students also have access to an ever-expanding onsite library with internship, career, and volunteer information. CCIHP also employs a selected group of students known as the CCIHP Fellows who serve as peer mentors to students. The CCIHP Fellows host events targeting mostly first-and-second year students as well as hold daily office hours in CCIHP and in the Regenstein library.

Here is a link to the CCIHP Fellows blog.

You can also find them on Facebook.

Our quarterly calendar and weekly email updates contain a wealth of information on professional programs, health and medicine related activities taking place on campus, as well as summer opportunities. You can sign onto our list host through the CCIHP website.

CCIHP Health Professions Adviser, Melissa Paddock has worked closely with undergraduates as an admissions counselor for A.T. Still University. In addition to academic advising, Melissa has counseled students on careers in medicine, dentistry, physician's assistant, physical and occupational therapy, audiology, athletic training, as well as biomedical research, public health, and health administration. Melissa has worked closely with faculty and administrators to develop admissions criteria, and has served on graduate admissions committees. She has been especially dedicated to working with students from under-represented populations, directing admissions workshops with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Center for American Indian Health Professions, and the Latino Medical Student Association.