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The 2015 Health Professions Conference
  February 25, 2015
Cal State San Bernardino


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WE Health Professions Nexus Meeting
February 19
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Palomares High School

  San Bernardino Metro Nexus Meeting 
February 23
2:30 - 4:30 PM
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March 16
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February 20, 2015

LLU Career Fair 

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February 21, 2015

Mental and Physical Awareness Fair 

Colton High School


February 22, 2015

My Campus Event

Loma Linda University


April 18, 2015

Child Care Resource Center's

 2nd Annual Play Day



May 15, 2015

Desert Mountain SELPA

Community Closet and Resource Fair


July 27-31, 2015

YLF Forum 

Cal State University - Sacramento

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Issue: 42
February 16, 2015

It's almost here - the 2015 Health Professions Conference at California State University San Bernardino is just over a week away! Alberto Vargas, the Health Occupations Student Organization (HOSA) President for the State of California will be the Master of Ceremonies . He is coming to us from Imperial Valley to attend this conference.  Our dynamic key note speakers will be Dr. Nephtali Gomez, Obed Martinez, and Dr. Pam Clute.

Nephtali Gomez, MD, Director, Surgery Clerkship, Endocrine Surgery/Surgical Oncology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Dr. Pam Clute, Special Assistant to the Chancellor, University of California, Riverside
Obed Martinez, Director, Multi-Cultural Marketing and Recruitment, Loma Linda University


Externships are now available. The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health is offering to host teachers (at least one in each department) for a 20-hour externship in the following areas:

  • WIC and Nutrition Program - learn about nutrition and breastfeeding education, referrals to assistance programs and food vouchers for healthy, age-appropriate foods and associated professions.
  • Environmental Health Services - learn about protecting the public from health threats associated with drinking water, food preparation/service, solid waste disposal and vector borne diseases.
  • Accreditation - reviews all department programs, several of which partner with schools.
  • Clinic Operations - learn about primary care and categorical health services in one of the eight clinics in SB County.

To apply, complete the attached application and return to by February 27th. There is a $500 stipend for completing this externship and the associated paperwork. Externship hours must be completed by June 30, 2015. We encourage teachers who have not previously particiapted in the Externship Program to apply - especially those forming new pathways that will include public health professions. 


Future Physician Leaders Program. This is a great program for your students this summer. There is a cohort here in the Riverside/SB area at the CSUSB campus and the program dates are as follows: June 22 - August 7 (7 weeks) with orientation being on the week before, June 18. The FLP program is a lifelong mentorship program for pre-medical high school students and undergraduate students specifically from the Coachella Valley, Riverside-San Bernardino and Temecula region. For seven weeks in the summer, students participate in leadership lecture series, community service projects, and physician shadowing. 


The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program

This program offers four-year post-doctoral research awards to support physicians and dentists from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applicants should be committed to developing careers in academic medicine and dentistry and to advancing the understanding and elimination of health disparities by serving as role models for students and faculty of similar background. For more information on how to apply, click here

Student & Parent
The Loma Linda Gateway program will run from July 12-30, 2015 with a special reunion/celebration event on August 2, 2015. This program is open to San Bernardino and Riverside County students. It's a commuter program (you arrive in the morning and leave in the afternoon) but there is limited capacity to provide host-stay families for students from the further regions of Riverside/San Bernardino. The program gives preference to juniors and seniors in high school and is meant to be an introduction to the health professions for minority and disadvantaged students. Deadline for applications is May 22nd

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