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BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare

Drake Opportunities for Gaining Skills in Healthcare

 

In-Person and virtual options available in 2021!

  • In-Person: Thursday, July 15 through Saturday, July 17, 2021
  • Virtual: Tuesday, July 27, 2021

 

 

BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare is a program that will introduces you to careers in the health professions by educating you about opportunities in health sciences and inspiring you to explore different pathways.  You will participate in hands-on laboratory experiences, educational sessions, and interactive discussions with students and faculty in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to understand how to best prepare for a career in healthcare.  Special emphasis is placed on promoting careers in athletic training, occupational therapy, pharmacy and many others.  The overarching goal of this program is to expose you to a wide variety of opportunities within healthcare and educate you about how you can best prepare for a career in the health professions.

 

Program Goals

  • You will learn about careers in the health professions.
  • You will learn about promoting cultural competence and diversity in healthcare and among health professionals. 
  • You will learn about the importance of practical lab experiences and begin to develop laboratory skills. 
  • You will investigate the role of healthcare professionals to gain a better understanding of patient-provider relationships through skill-building exercises.  
  • You will be able to plan your remaining high school curriculum and extracurricular activities to prepare for a career in healthcare.

 

In-Person BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare Experience

  • Dates: Thursday, July 15 through Saturday, July 17, 2021
  • Location: Drake University
  • Cost: $200.00 (financial assistance may be avaialble for students who qualify)

Our in-person event includes staying overnight in an on-campus residence hall for two nights, as well as a number of activities that will help you learn about preparing for a career in the health professions.  Our sessions will include:

  • Career options in healthcare
  • Individual breakout sessions focused on Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Lab activities in various areas of health professions
  • Interaction with current students and faculty
  • Off-campus field trip to a local health organization
  • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences programs at Drake
  • Preparing for college admission
  • Entertainment on and off campus
  • Staying overnight in an on-campus residence hall for 2 nights
  • Meals on campus

Due to the costs involved in providing an overnight experience on campus, there is a $200.00 fee for participating.  Financial assistance may be available to students who qualify.

 

Virtual BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare Experience

  • Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
  • Location: Drake University Zoom Learning Environment
  • Cost: $50.00 (financial assistance may be available for students who qualify)

Our virtual event includes a number of activities that will help you learn about preparing for a career in the health professions.  We will mail a supply kit to you so you can participate in all of our virtual activities.  Think of it as summer camp in a box!  Our sessions will include:

  • Career options in healthcare
  • Lab activities focused on Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Interaction with faculty
  • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences programs at Drake
  • Preparing for college admission

Due to the costs involved in shipping supplies to participants, there is a $50.00 fee for participating.  Financial assistance may be available to students who qualify.

 

Participant Qualifications

You must meet the following requirements in order to participate:

  • Enrolled as a 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grader during the 2021/2022 academic year, or you must have graduated from high school in 2020 or 2021
  • Have an interest in careers in healthcare, math and/or science fields

 

Registration Deadline

Registration for this event will close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 12:00 pm (noon) CDT.  Participants who have not paid the registration fee by this date will forfeit their spot in the program.  Refunds will not be granted for cancellations made after June 30, 2021.

 

Register

If you have questions about BullD.O.G.S. in Healthcare or our College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences programs, please contact the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences via email at dupharm@drake.edu or via phone at (515) 271-3018.

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