Summer Residential Enrichment Program (SREP)
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Summer Residential Enrichment Program (SREP) will be held this summer at the School of Public Health. SREP provides an introduction to the intellectual climate and public health environment to Latino and African American students who have completed at least 60 semester hours of college course work at the time of application. Two weeks prior to arriving on campus students begin an on-line (no-credit) introductory course in public health. Students will also engage in classes and workshops where they learn the following:
- Theories and principals of Biostatistics and Epidemiology;
- Practice of time management;
- Test-taking strategies;
- Identify and discuss areas of health disparity among the US ethnic and racial populations;
- Cultural competency;
- Kaplan Graduate Records Examination (GRE) test preparation; and
- Earn credits toward the UIC human subject protections program continuing education requirement.
Select participants will be placed in various preceptor sites throughout the Greater Metropolitan Chicagoland area to interact with mentors who are at the forefront of public health, providing guidance and promoting public health as a career option.
At the conclusion of the program students will prepare a literature review, abstract and poster presentation describing their preceptor site experiences that were relevant to health issues confronting underrepresented and disadvantaged communities.
For additional information please contact: Linda Casanova Pineda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Preparatory Course
The GRE Preparatory course is offered three times a year (fall, spring and summer) to prospective students who are interested in applying to the School of Public Health. Both the materials and the course are offered by KAPLAN Test Prep. This course assists applicants in preparing for the quantitative and analytical sections of the GRE. The course is self supported.
For additional information contact: Linda Casanova Pineda, email@example.com
Bi-Annual Public Health Articulation Conference
Conference participants are provided with valuable information on the various degrees and programs offered at UIC SPH. In addition, participants will receive information on the admissions process, financial assistance, summer internships, how to prepare for the GRE and the opportunity to interact with current public health students, faculty and alumni. The conference addresses the disparity in the production of public health professionals who are African American, Latino and Native American – Under Represented Minorities (URM’s). Conferences are held twice a year; once in October commemorating Latino/Native American Heritage month and in the month of January commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday.
For additional information contact: UHDP office at (312) 996-5955 or firstname.lastname@example.org