Learning Opportunities


SUMMER HEALTH PROFESSION EDUCATION PROGRAM (SHPEP)

Formerly the Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP)

SHPEP is a free 6 week summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

SHPEP is implemented at 12 program sites across the nation. Each site provides scholars with academic enrichment in the basic sciences and math, shadowing experiences, career development activities, learning and study skills seminars, and financial planning. SHPEP at the University of Washington is a collaboration of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Public Health.

Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/sgbyh6v.

As a successful Alaska Native corporation, Doyon is continuously striving to build leaders within our company and with our shareholders. We’ve created Doyon Leadership Training (DLT), a thoughtfully structured program that invests in the leadership potential that exists throughout the Doyon region.

Outstanding leadership creates an atmosphere of inspired performance. It is equal parts professional and personal development. It arises when individuals deepen and stretch the authentic expression of who they are and the skills they possess.

Structured around these ideas, DLT aims to build leaders among our own ranks. The strategically designed program includes:

  • Immersive full-day training sessions
  • Reading assignments and responses
  • Short assignments
  • Participation in teleconferences
  • One-on-one coaching sessions
  • Mentorship relationships
  • Presentation of an original project to Doyon leadership

To download the 2019 DLT application, please click here. The deadline to submit an application is September 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. AKDT.

2019/2020 DLT participants are expected attend all training sessions scheduled, October 2019 through May 2020.

The 2019/2020 training schedule is as follows:

  • Module 1: October 24 – 26, 2019
  • Module 2: December 12 – 14, 2019
  • Module 3: January 30 – February 1, 2020
  • Module 4: March 12 – 14, 2020
  • Module 5: April 29 – May 1, 2020

To learn more about Doyon Leadership Training, please contact shareholder outreach at 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2085 (toll free), 459-2085 (in Fairbanks) or outreach@doyon.com.

DLT 2019-2020

Native Student Services at the University Of Alaska Anchorage is excited to announce the Native Early Transition Program (NET) for Alaska Native/American Indian freshmen attending UAA in the fall 2019 semester! The NET program is essentially a jump-start to the UAA experience.

The agenda includes cultural and academic presentations, student engagement opportunities, learning about all the great student support services NSS offers.

The NET program is FREE and students living in UAA Housing can move in early on Monday, August 19, 2019.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfMzOuGbvB8iMLJAA…/viewform

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has launched Native Knowledge 360°, a national education initiative to promote improved teaching and learning about American Indians. To support this work, NMAI is looking for dynamic educators for the Teacher-in-Residence (TIR) Program.

The TIR will be in Washington, DC for eight weeks between the months of June and August. All applications are due by Friday, April 5, 2019.

Please check the CoP Calendar for more details.

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Wendy Douglas-Nathai | NYCP-STEP CoP Events | Email: wendy.douglas-nathai@tmgi.net

WELCOME RECEPTION

March 18, 2019

11 a.m.-12 p.m.

RSS Gathering Room

Oscar and Sophie Alexie: Visiting Elder Professors

VEP-Welcome Reception Flyer – 2019.pdf

This exclusive summer program is for anyone, at any experience level, interested in gaining meaningful skills to become more confident and competent in the outdoors. The program will immerse you in a variety of outdoor opportunities within the great state of Alaska. In a five-week format, you will earn an assortment of valuable outdoor credentials, at least five college credits, and skills from a group of experienced Alaska guides and instructors.

Ideally, students will complete this summer program and then, through the help of UAF recreation professionals, work within the Alaska outdoor recreation industry while completing their Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Business (BSRB) degree at UAF. This summer program can act as a starting point for students pursuing the BSRB; however, it is not limited to only BSRB degree-seeking students – anyone is welcome! This program is limited to only 10 available spots each summer, so don’t hesitate to reserve yours!

Students will learn valuable skills, including…

Outdoor leadership skills

Backcountry decision making and risk management

Rock climbing

Backcountry safety

Swiftwater boating

Program Dates

July 9 – August 9, 2019

Cost

$5,000 – Includes lodging, meal plan, supplies, and all tuition and course fees

Cohort

Limited to 10 students

Participants must be at least 18 years old

For complete information and registration instructions, download the flyer.

For questions or more information, contact Peggy Keiper at mkeiper@alaska.edu or (907) 474-5905.

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. These students include, but are not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from communities of socioeconomic and educational disadvantage. SHPEP, formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), expanded in 2016 to include a broader array of health professions.

Creating a Culture of Health

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is part of an effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that works to build a Culture of Health. As the nation’s largest philanthropy focused on improving health and health care, RWJF is striving to build a national Culture of Health (visit http://www.cultureofhealth.org) that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. Aspiring health professionals are poised to be tomorrow’s change leaders in helping build a Culture of Health in their communities and the nation. And to bring about meaningful change, health professionals must know how to learn and work together across disciplines. SHPEP exposes students to a range of health professions to help realize this vision.

All students who meet the Summer Health Professions Education Program eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled as a freshman or sophomore in college.
  • Have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Must not have previously participated in the program.

Other factors for consideration include that a student:

  • Identifies with a group that is racially/ethnically underrepresented in the health professions;
  • Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
  • Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations.
  • Submits a compelling personal statement and a strong letter of recommendation.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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