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Health Careers in Georgia 2016
This guide to health careers in Georgia
lists numerous health occupations and provides information about salaries,
education requirements with listings of Georgia institutions which provide training, licensing requirements, and descriptions
of the activities performed in each occupation. This guide is a valuable resource for anyone considering a health career.
The Jump Start Academy Workshop Schedule:
Igniting the Dream
Date: 2/27/2016
Location: Georgia Regents University

Athletic Trainer for a day
Date: TBD
Location: Georgia Southern University

Nursing Simulation Lab
Date: 3/21/2016
Location: Georgia Southern University

Public Health Day for Young Adults
Date: 4/12/2016
Location: Georgia Southern University

Recruitment For Health Careers

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HEALTH CAREERS
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ur Health Careers Coordinator works with elementary, middle high schools and postsecondary schools in our AHEC region to create and conduct programs designed to encourage students to explore and pursue one of the many health care professions. During the school year, we visit schools and classrooms, such as career exploratory programs, science classes, health occupation programs, in addition to participating in school and community health careers fairs. During the summer months there is a health careers camp that allows youth to explore the many opportunities in health care. We work with both youth and adults in exploring health care opportunities. If you would like to schedule a classroom presentation either for high school or middle school students, please contact, our Health Careers Coordinator, at 912-478-1590, or rachelkirkland@georgiasouthern.edu.
 
FIND OUT ABOUT THE JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM

What is the Job Shadowing Program?

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ur Job Shadowing Program is designed to encourage young adults to choose a career in the medical field and eventually choose to practice in a rural or underserved area. It lasts one semester and participants rotate through different sites. It is competitive and an application process is required. Currently the target population is Georgia Southern University pre-med students with an interest in primary care.

For more information,  contact our Health Careers Coordinator, at 912-478-1590, or rachelkirkland@georgiasouthern.edu.
Summer deadline: March 3rd, 2017.

Job Shadow Forms:

Application & Requirements Form 
FIND OUT ABOUT JUMP START ACADEMY

What is the Jump Start Academy?

T
he Jump Start Academy allows members the opportunity to explore the world of health careers. This program will give students access to hands on demonstrations of duties performed by health professionals through 2-3 workshops held between January-May 2017. In addition, eligible students may apply for a scholarship to help with post-secondary educational costs. In order to apply for the scholarship students must have a minimum of 20 hours of workshop and volunteer activity. Volunteer activity is completed on the student’s time and must have teacher signature.

A scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding member who meets service hour requirements along with other applicable guidelines. The scholarship awardee will be chosen by a selection committee and will receive a $500.00 educational scholarship upon the acceptance into a post-secondary institution.

Requirements:

  • Must be a current 9th through 12th grade student
  • Complete the Jump Start Academy application
  • Parent/Guardian approval required

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of workshop and volunteer activity.

FIND OUT ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH DAY FOR YOUNG ADULTS
 

What is P.H.Y.A. Day 2017?

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nnually since 2009, Magnolia Coastlands AHEC and the Public Health Student Association of Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University sponsor PHYA Day. PHYA is an acronym for Public Health for Young Adults nd represents a day when regional high school students come to learn about career opportunities in the field of public health through participatory activities. Students leave the program with resources for additional public health career exploration.
PHYA Day 2016 will be held on campus at Georgia Southern University on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.

For more information please contact our Health Careers coordinator at 912-478-1590 or rachelkirkland@georgiasouthern.edu

FIND OUT ABOUT HEALTH CAREER CAMP
 

Health Career Camp 2017

E
very year, the Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center sponsors at least one health career camp for middle and or high school students. In previous years, MCAHEC organized or partnered to offer Health Careers Camps in Statesboro, Savannah, Waycross, and Dublin to raise awareness of and academic preparation for the health professions. Follow up indicates most of these students go on to pursue a health profession.
Camp Activities Include:

  • Discussions with practicing health professionals
  • Networking opportunities with current health professionals
  • A chance to gain expert advice on schools offering health professions curriculums
  • Hands on activities such as how to make a cast or creating their own dental molds


Check our upcoming events page and/or our Facebook page for current camp offerings!

2017 Application
Application Deadline is May 19th, 2017