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We Made The News! WFMY News 2 Covers Camp Med.

Jun 4, 2021 8:59:58 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, camp med, summer camp

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Thanks to WFMY News 2 for covering: "Camp Med gets teenagers interested in healthcare careers" Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest Area Health Education Center organize the event each year. This year, it's virtual.

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News Release: Camp Med 2021 Virtual Summer Program Open to High School Students

Jun 1, 2021 11:56:37 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in virtual, health careers, Wake Forest School of Medicine, high school, camp med, summer camp

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Wake Forest School of Medicine and Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) is gearing up for another fun and informative virtual Camp Med this summer. Last year’s camp hosted more than 900 participants from North Carolina and beyond. This year the self-paced camp will once again be available to students in grades eight through 12 from June 1 through July 31. 

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Camp Med 2021 Virtual Summer Program Open to High School Students

May 18, 2021 8:14:02 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in virtual, health careers, high school, camp med, summer camp

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Northwest Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC) is gearing up for another fun and informative virtual Camp Med this summer. Last year’s camp hosted 900+ participants from North Carolina and beyond our state line. This year our self-paced camp will be available again to students, grade 8-12, from June 1 through July 31.

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Deadline Extended for FREE Health Careers Summer Program for Rising 12th Graders

Apr 27, 2021 12:48:53 PM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, students

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CALLING ALL RISING 12th GRADE STUDENTS! (Currently in 11th grade) We have a FREE Statewide Health Careers Summer Program for you, Deadline to apply has been extended until May 3rd!

The North Carolina AHEC Pre-Scholars Institute aims to provide professional development and mentoring to historically underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Students will thoroughly enjoy health science workshops taught by health science faculty from across the state of NC, health care professional guest speakers, games and more! Our goal is to expose and prepare teens for a variety of careers in healthcare in a fun and exciting way. We believe in funrichment (fun+enrichment)! The content will be delivered via live webinar and online modules.

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12 Grade Students Can Apply Today for North Carolina Pre-Scholars Institute

Mar 30, 2021 10:44:38 AM / by Brooke Kochanski posted in health careers, students

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A Statewide Health Careers Summer Program for rising 12th grade students

The North Carolina AHEC Pre-Scholars Institute aims to provide professional development and mentoring to historically underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Students will thoroughly enjoy health science workshops taught by health science faculty from across the state of NC, health care professional guest speakers, games and more! Our goal is to expose and prepare teens for a variety of careers in healthcare in a fun and exciting way. We believe in funrichment (fun+enrichment)! The content will be delivered via live webinar and online modules.

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Health Coaching - a growing part of the healthcare extender model

Mar 30, 2021 9:23:59 AM / by Andrew Brewer posted in telehealth, engagement, instruction, training, Wellness, public health, mental health, CME, Healthy Opportunities, culinary medicine, healthy eating, food, community, health careers, respiratory care, behavioral health, Health coach

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We hear the term health coach more and more these days so I wanted to explore the role of the health coach in this blog post. A health coach is a coach for people who want to or who are contemplating making behavioral changes that result in a healthier lifestyle. A health coach is a type of healthcare extender trained to help others set goals and be accountable for themselves as they begin a journey to improve their overall health and quality of life.

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