Departments & Programs,Programs and Initiatives,Allied Health Education and Career Pathways

Health Occupation and Professions Exploration (HOPE) Sessions

Health Occupation and Professions Exploration (HOPE) Sessions - Departments & Programs, Programs and Initiatives, Allied Health Education and Career Pathways


Program Summary

HOPE is a career pathways program designed to aid underrepresented high school students explore careers in healthcare. The one-day sessions occur on Saturdays during the academic year. During HOPE, high school students are paired with a college mentor that encourages and guides the students as they research health care careers and post-secondary education opportunities. Throughout the session, students engage in various interactive curricular activities, including panel discussions, CPR and ultrasound simulation and UW Med Flight tours. Sessions conclude with students designing a map to a career that most interests them.

Who We Serve

HOPE is designed for underrepresented high school students that participate in the following community organizations and programs:

Our Involvement

AHECP organizes all HOPE sessions by designing hands-on activities, coordinate with healthcare panelists to serve on career panels and facilitate the career mapping exercise. Students also receive internship readiness overview to prepare for summer internships, along with information on how to request job shadows for careers they are interested in at UW Health.

How to Get Involved