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Mini medical school students

Creighton’s Mini Medical School Program invites 4th-12th grade first-generation, rural, Native American, allies in diversity and inclusion, and underrepresented students to learn about careers in the health field and the process of applying to medical school. Students participate in a variety of interactive activities to stimulate their interest in medicine.

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Meanwhile, parents attend a parallel curriculum with presentations and panels to learn important information about college admissions, finances, and higher education so they can support their student’s academic success. Additionally, each student and family is matched with a current Creighton student who serves as the student’s “mentor.” Our medical students are excited to get to know your families and answer any questions, share resources, and discuss medical education this year and beyond.

Registration Fee

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The cost to attend an event is $125, but this fee can be waived with a letter from a school administrator or a math/science teacher stating that you qualify. The letter should be on school stationary, include your name and be signed by the teacher or administrator. Email a scan of the letter to Jo Walton (jowalton@creighton.edu). We will waive the fee and provide a full tuition scholarship if we receive a letter.

Who Should Attend?

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These sessions are open to students whose parents have never completed a four-year degree at an American accredited institution of higher education as well as underrepresented in medicine (URM), underserved (rural), Latinx, and Native American students. We also invite all women interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). If a student does not identify with any of the above groups, we invite him or her to participate as an ally in diversity and inclusion.

At least one parent or legal guardian must be in attendance during the session. Parents or legal guardians will participate in a separate parent program.

See the descriptions below for more information about who the sessions are designed for.

Events

Elementary Mini Medical School

October 2022

Time TBD

Creighton University Cardiac Center
3006 Webster St.
Omaha, NE 68102

Designed for elementary students in grades 4-6.

Come ready for fun and engaging demonstrations to explain basic scientific principles and medical practices to students to encourage curiosity and interest in their own health and scientific thinking. Parents will be connected with resources and information in order to better equip them with the ability to foster scientific interest in their children. Sessions will also include information on health professions and the pathways through higher education that lead to them.

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Young Diverse Women in the Medical Sciences

November 2022

Time TBD

Creighton University Cardiac Center
3006 Webster St.
Omaha, NE 68102

Designed for young women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in grades 6-9.

Come learn about different STEM programs, including the medical sciences. We’ll also learn about some inspiring women in science and get to take part in hands-on learning with STEM stations. Other sessions include a Women in STEM Panel and a Medical Student Panel.

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Middle School Mini Medical School

December 2022

Time TBD

Creighton University Cardiac Center
3006 Webster St.
Omaha, NE 68102

Designed for middle school students in grades 6-8.

Come learn about careers in medicine and the healthcare field! Students will learn clinical exam skills, view animal organs, and learn the physiology of the body. Parents will listen to panels and presentations by a variety of experts to learn how to best support their children in higher education.

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High School Mini Medical School

January 2023

Time TBD

Creighton University Cardiac Center
3006 Webster St.
Omaha, NE 68102

Designed for high school students in grades 9-12.

Explore topics related to science and medical careers and learn how to set yourself up for admission into competitive fields. We will explore how to identify shadowing opportunities, what classes to take in college, what extracurriculars to get involved in, what the medical school application process looks like and more. Other sessions will teach physical exam skills and provide opportunities to engage in clinical decision making.

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Spanish Mini Medical School Day

October 2022 – Elementary School / la escuela primaria [grado 4-6]
December 2022 – Middle School / la escuela secundaria [grado 6-8]
January 2022 – High School / el colegio [grado 9-12]

Time TBD

Creighton University Cardiac Center
3006 Webster St.
Omaha, NE 68102

Designed for students from Spanish-speaking families in grades 4-12.
Diseñado para estudiantes de familias de habla el español en los grados 4-12.

Join us for a variety of different workshops, where you will be able to engage with medical topics and explore a variety of interests within the medical field. The informational session for parents will include Spanish translation. Students and their families will be connected with a Spanish-speaking mentor.

Únase a nosotros en una variedad de talleres diferentes, donde podrá involucrarse con temas médicos y explorar una variedad de intereses dentro del campo médico. La sesión informativa para los padres incluirá traducción al español. Los estudiantes y sus familias estarán conectados con un mentor que habla español.

Register / registrar: October 2022 – Elementary School / la escuela primaria [grado 4-6]


Register / registrar: December 2022 – Middle School / la escuela secundaria [grado 6-8]


Register / registrar: January 2022 – High School / el colegio [grado 9-12]

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