The University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine hosted students from as far away as Lānai for the 2016 Fall Teen Health Camp on November 19. The free, one-day event introduced students in grades 6 to 12 to workshops and interactive skill demonstrations presented by medical students and partners with the UH Mānoa Health Careers Partnership Program to inspire them into a variety of career options in the health professions.
Teen Health Camp encourages students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue careers in healthcare. The rapidly aging population in Hawaiʻi makes it critically important to build the state’s future healthcare workforce.
“Any student who participates in Teen Health Camp will meet professional role models from their communities and will come away with the understanding that there are a wealth of challenges, personal qualities and technical skills which can make a career in the health are industry exciting,” said Agnes Malate, current director of UH Mānoa Health Careers Partnership Program.
Teen Health Camp is a collaboration of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Na Pua Noʻeau, Area Health Education Center and Health Careers Partnership Program.
Read more about the event at the John A. Burns School of Medicine website.
—By Tina Shelton