Careers in healthcare are some of the most stable and sustainable in the country, especially for young people. Are you interested in starting a new career in healthcare, or taking yours to the next level? Maybe, you should be! And if so, here are 5 of the top opportunities in the DMV for future health care professionals (FHCPs):
P-TECH Program for HS students - Thanks to Johns Hopkins University and local partnerships, Baltimore City students attending Carver and Dunbar High Schools can get a headstart on careers in healthcare IT, nursing, physical therapy, and respiratory services through the Maryland’s P-TECH program. Participating students benefit from 1-on-1 mentoring, a free associate’s degree, and entry-level professional experience in their occupation. Plus, more sites are set to open in 2018-19!
JHM Administrative Fellowship for grad students - There's a lot more to running hospitals than treating patients. Healthcare administrators are the people responsible for support doctors and nurses and managing patient intake and other crucial tasks in hospitals and healthcare settings. Johns Hopkins Medicine Administrative Fellowship Program is an intensive, immersive two-year residency program for students and hospital admins who already hold an MHA, MPH, MBA or equivalent and want the added hands-on experience of rotating through treatment units in a real-world hospital setting.
UMB Summer Short Course on Research - For the 17th year running, University of Baltimore is offering a free introductory summer mini-course in clinical and translational research. This class, which runs August 6-10, targets UMB fellows, residents, and students who are new to research and those who want a refresher on designing good studies and writing/publishing findings. Space is filling fast, so act now!
Volunteer Positions at Area Hospitals - Most hospitals have volunteer programs for people who wish to donate their time. Summer student volunteer programs - e.g., Northwest Hospital and Prince George’s Hospital - offer students the chance to fulfill workplace experience and/or service learning hours requirements and gain firsthand knowledge across different hospital departments, like the Emergency Room and Post-Op. Inquire at your area hospital today!
National Association of Health Service Executives - One thing youth and young professionals should learn early on is that hardly anyone gets to where they want all on their own. That’s why NAHSE-Baltimore and NAHSE-WMAC (pronounced “NAS-HE”) welcome diverse healthcare professionals to join their national network for advancement and action on more equitable healthcare service in minority communities. NAHSE is a reminder to current and future healthcare professionals that “If you want to go far, go together; if you want to go fast, go alone!”
I hope these tips from LegUp help you make a successful transition into healthcare or get traction in your current healthcare field.