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Pre-Health Professions Club

The Pre-Health Professions Club is a club that engages high school students in a career development continuum to explore health care professions in medicine, nursing and pharmacy. It is a partnership that involves a community of post-secondary institutions working together with provincial school divisions, First Nations band schools, regional health authorities, communities, and independent practicing professionals to provide career development experiences for secondary level students.

Mission Statement

The Pre-Health Professions Club is committed to supporting high school student transition into health care professions. The PHP Club supports initiatives that address needs of Aboriginal, urban and rural underserved areas.

Pre-Health Professions Club Objectives

  • To identify and support students in the preparation and application processes for the post-secondary programs of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and nutrition professions;
  • To assist students in establishing career pathways prior to secondary level completion; and
  • To create mentorship opportunities for students linking the school with the community and its resources.

Mentorship Information

The goals of the mentorship experiences are to:

  • To provide students with an opportunity to observe the work of a physician/nurse/pharmacist in a practice setting and;
  • To expose students to the work environment and facilitate interaction with a physician, nurse, pharmacist or dietician.

Students living in the Sun Country Health Region register in their grade eleven year through the school guidance counselor at the beginning of the second semester.   The "PHP Club" consists of three or four sessions, including planned time for the students with mentors in medicine, nursing, or pharmacy, based on student’s particular interests. In addition to, or instead of the four general sessions, Aboriginal high school students have the opportunity to access two sessions to explore these careers from a cultural perspective.

Students who have demonstrated a commitment to the program will have an opportunity to select and experience 2 four-hour or 1 eight-hour mentorship experience with a professional in the health profession that they have explored through the club. Mentoring experiences are coordinated by participating regional health authorities through school divisions from October to December.

For more information, visit   http://www.usask.ca/groups/prehealth/ .

How to Participate 

If you are an SCHR employee interested in becoming a mentor, please contact the following individuals to mentor a student in:

Nursing -  Stella Swertz
Primary & Integrated Health
Sun Country Health Region
Phone: 306- 842-8360
Email: stella.swertz@schr.sk.ca

Medicine -  Arlene Hand
Recruitment Assistant
Sun Country Health Region
Phone: 306-842.8320
Email: arlene.hand@schr.sk.ca

Pharmacy  -  Lisa Bagonluri
Assistant Director, Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacists
University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy
Phone:(306)966-6350
Email: Lisa.Bagonluri@usask.ca

Nutrition - Arlene Hand
Recruitment Assistant
Sun Country Health Region
Phone: 306-842.8320
Email: arlene.hand@schr.sk.ca