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Baltimore Health Immersion is a five-week intensive summer program designed to cultivate capacities and skills integral to students’ development as culturally competent health professionals in the twenty-first century. Students completing the program earn 6 credits via integrated coursework. Service-learning in a multicultural and socially diverse urban health care setting, and co-curricular activities challenge students to learn, lead, and serve in our diverse and changing world.
Students accepted into this selective cohort immersion program will:
- enroll in a 3-credit course, Introduction to Health Psychology (PY261), and a 3-credit diversity and service-learning course, Urban Health and Faith (TH273), as integrated co-requisite courses;
- immerse in an outreach-based service-learning health care internship in an urban Baltimore community;
- engage in relevant co-curricular activities, such as an urban bus tour and visiting speaker events; and
- have opportunities for group and individual pre-health guidance.
Students complete the program with foundational skills to analyze and understand how health behaviors are influenced by psychology, socioeconomics, familial factors, religious communities, and the neighborhoods in which individuals reside. The immersion program builds healthcare competency at a time in which awareness of psychological and social foundations of health are seen as integral to all health professions.
Who: Bright, motivated pre-health students, who desire to strengthen their background and skills in health psychology, social determinants of health, and urban Baltimore
When: May 23-June 24, 2016
Where: Loyola's Evergreen campus and healthcare internship sites
Credits: 6 credits and 40-hour internship
Application deadline: February 21, 2016
Acceptance: March 9, 2016
Deposit deadline: April 4, 2016
Cost and benefits:
$ 5, 000.00 Without housing
$ 6,430.00 With housing
The program benefits include courses and academic guidance, internship arrangements, experiential program, books, breakfast and lunches on teaching days, and access to Loyola's athletic facility.