Health Professions Summer Immersion Program at Geisinger

LEWISTOWN, Pa. – The Family Medicine Residency Program at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, together with Geisinger Human Resources, invite area students interested in careers in healthcare both in clinical and nonclinical settings to register for the virtual Health Professions Summer Immersion Program (HPSIP), slated to begin June 27.

The program encourages students to explore the benefits and rewards of working in healthcare, whether in direct patient care or business support areas. Students will learn about the roles of a range of professionals, from physicians and nurses to security and hospitality workers. They will also receive practical advice about career planning, kick starting their next chapter and the benefits of seeking a mentor.

“HPSIP is designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to get acquainted with our community's healthcare services and lifestyle,” said Stephanie M. Jones, C-TAGME, Geisinger Lewistown Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency program manager. “Our program can set the groundwork for becoming a more viable applicant to competitive programs in medicine and other healthcare-related disciplines, including information technology and finance.”

Jones said the HPSIP program supports young people from all backgrounds to envision themselves in health science surroundings. “HPSIP mentors will encourage students to establish educational and professional goals and make informed choices that will foster an ongoing interest in healthcare-related careers. It’s an academic enrichment program is meant to encourage students to pursue fulfilling professions locally,” she said.

The free four-week program consists of virtual presentations to be held on Monday evenings beginning at 6 p.m., with one Wednesday evening during week three. The program runs from June 27 through Aug. 8.

The program is free, but registration is limited. Registration deadline is June 10. For more information, email Stephanie M. Jones, C-TAGME at smjones8@geisinger.edu. To reserve your sear, visit https://forms.office.com/r/qJ61mHNJz6.

About Geisinger Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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