The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, seeks to support undergraduate students who are economically disadvantaged and/or those who identify with groups that have been historically underrepresented in healthcare professions. Program participants are selected because of promising achievement in college as well as a commitment to pursue careers within the health professions. SHPEP is a national academic enrichment program offered at twelve medical center sites across the country.
At Columbia University Irving Medical Center, the program offers career exposure in Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Physical Therapy to eligible students for free. Throughout the duration of the six-week program, students are afforded intensive and personalized health professions school preparation. The support provided for participating students help them to become more competitive applicants to health professions schools. Each year, SHPEP serves 80 scholars who will be rising college sophomores and juniors at the time of program participation.
A major component of the program is centered on academic enrichment with a focus on supporting the improvement of scholarsâ€™ performance in Pre-Health science courses. Supplemental courses are also offered to help scholars strengthen their learning and study skills. Outside of courses, scholars participate in practical experiences and career exposure seminars.
SHPEP Program Facilitators will assist with managing Pre-Health science courses and general program execution for all program scholars. The cohort of scholars is made up of first and second-year undergraduate students (rising sophomores and Juniors at the time of the program) from diverse backgrounds who generally have varying skill sets and require guidance for educational advancement and career exploration. Ideal candidates for the SHPEP Program Facilitator positions are those interested in working with students who fit the demographics previously described. The Program Facilitator role provides opportunities to assist with exercising curriculum construction, and establishing/executing course instruction and differentiation skills. Program Facilitators will be paid at a rate of $20.00 per hour.
SHPEP Program Facilitators will be responsible for assisting with the supervision, guidance, and education of college students enrolled in the summer program. Specific responsibilities will require that Program Facilitators:
Understand the overall goals and objectives of the program
Attend job orientation and training sessions (dates to be determined)
Participate in orientation session for program scholars
Be available for the entire duration of the program
Lead a small group of approximately 10 students within the entire cohort
Take attendance at classes and program sessions
Assist with grading course assignments (including pre-test, mid-terms, finals, and quizzes)
Serve as facilitator for Accelerated Learning Skills workshops, Narrative Medicine and Career Development and Information Resources sessions, and (2) additional science courses
Attend and provide support for all program sessions (to include setup of presentations and introduction of speakers)
Attend weekly meetings with preceptors and program administrators
Coordinate and host social activities for program scholars
Complete general clerical duties as assigned
Provide feedback regarding interactions with program scholars
Bachelor's degree or equivalency
Full-time CUIMC students with education and training in science and/or mathematics
Previous teaching experience is extremely helpful, but not necessary
Demonstration of leadership and organization skills
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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