Saturday, March 23, 2019 was session four of Creighton University's Pipeline to Success - Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), and wow, what a great one it was!
The first half of the session was a panel discussion on the topic of opioid abuse and mental and behavioral health. Our star-studded panel included the following experts in the field:
Doris Moore, Founder and CEO of the Center for Holistic Development, Inc.
Samantha Jones, Youth Outreach Manager for the Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition - Soaring Over Meth and Suicide (S.O.M.S.)
Jude Connelly, Program Director of Connections - Project Harmony.
Michael Miller, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Creighton University's EMS Education Department.
Paul Price, Senior Associate Dean for Creighton University's School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
Carey Pomykata, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Coalition RX and Dillon's House.
It was an amazing opportunity to have this group of individuals in one room together, to share their expertise and perspective to our group of future health professionals.
The opioid panel discussion event satisfies the objective of providing an immersion program opportunity in clinical areas of opioid abuse and mental and behavioral health. Twenty-nine (29) students participated in the event.
For the second part of Saturday's Health Careers Ambassador Program, all the students had the opportunity to chat with their mentors and mentees during a pizza social. This was an informal time of fellowship where students got the chance to talk, make connections outside of mentoring sessions, and take note of a few important announcements.
During this portion of the program, students also participated in a contest to design the official HCOP T-shirt, with the winning design garnering an award of $50! The winning design will be announced at HCOP Session 7.
This session was one of the most exciting sessions for HCOP's Health Careers Ambassador Program. Take a look at the session 4 slides, and please take note of the upcoming programming time and date changes, along with other reminders.