This year’s Health Professions Week 2018 will take place November 5–9. As it draws nearer, please share our five reasons to attend #HPW2018 with any students you know who are considering a career in the health professions.
At #HPW2018, you will:
1. Learn about 20 different health professions — all in one place!
A full list of participating professions can be found on the Health Professions Week website.
2. Hear from current students and practitioners.
The free, week-long, online event is packed with opportunities to listen to and interact with students who are studying each profession and practitioners working in each field. Events include a keynote address, live chats, pre-recorded videos, and ample opportunities to ask questions!
3. Connect with peers who have similar interests.
Attendees will all be current high school and post-secondary students interested in learning about health professions as a career option — just like you! Throughout the week, you’ll be able to interact with each other via live chats geared specifically to your education level and profession(s) of interest. You will also have the chance to see what questions your peers are asking and even get answers to questions you didn’t even know you had.
4. Gain understanding of health and wellness advocacy and policy.
During election day, events will focus on the politics of health care. Through a series of panels and live Twitter chats, professionals will share how their careers intersect with politics and help attendees become strong advocates for the health professions and the patients that each profession serves.
5. Plan for your future.
There is a lot to understand when considering health professions education, from what the educational requirements are to payment options for each profession’s education process. This event will offer resources and panels that discuss how you can start preparing now for financing your education — even before you are ready to apply.