Clatsop Community College TRIO Student Support Service’s participant Itsamar Benitez has been selected for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) at Columbia University. The program is for first-year and sophomore college students interested in health professions. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “…the Summer Health Professions Education Program is working towards building a Culture of Health (cultureofhealth.org) that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and in generations to come” (SHPEP, 2019). The program aims to develop future professionals that will serve as community health leaders throughout the country. The program is housed within health science universities across the country and provides participants exposure to health fields including dentistry, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health.
Itsamar is part of the TRIO Student Support Services program at Clatsop Community College. TRIO SSS supports first generation, low income, or disabled students reach college goals. On track to graduate with a transfer degree from Clatsop in 2020, Itsamar plans to pursue a Bachelor’s in Public Health at Pacific University. While there, she plans to prepare to professional graduate studies in physical or occupational therapy.
When asked what this opportunity means to her, Itsamar commented, “this internship opportunity will help me strengthen my science base and provide an opportunity to connect with my peers pursuing healthcare careers. I anticipate the relationships I build through this experience will continue to grow beyond the internship and provide a source of strength as I grow into my professional role.” Additionally, when asked what she would say to younger students with college & career goals, she stated, “do not doubt yourself, even when you think that is not for you or you can’t do it, just go for the opportunities and take the risk!”
Her Student Support Services advisor, Amy Magnussen, assisted Itsamar apply for Summer Health Professions Education Program. Magnussen was thrilled Itsamar was selected for this esteemed opportunity at Columbia. “After we first spoke about the program, Itsamar fearlessly dove into the application process. She is focused student who was determined to make this dream a reality. Her attention to the application process and dedication to telling her story clearly made an impact. She will join her peers in NYC this summer and continue along her path to becoming a health professional.”
More information about the Summer Health Professions Education Program can be found online at www.shpep.org. Information about the Clatsop Community College TRIO Student Support Services Support Services Program can be found at this CCC website link or by contacting our office at 503-338-2346.
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