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What is the MedEx Academy? The Greenville Hospital System(GHS) Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy represents an important part of our Workforce Development.

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1 What is the MedEx Academy? The Greenville Hospital System(GHS) Medical Experience (MedEx) Academy represents an important part of our Workforce Development efforts to attract more young people into health care careers. The MedEx Academy will support high school rising seniors and college undergraduates in preparation for advanced training in healthcare. When fully actualized, the MedEx Academy will serve a dual role as the pipeline for students interested in pursuing a career in health care and attracting students to go to Medical School, Residency and Fellows programs. Reverberations of the MedEx Academy will influence favorably socio-economic, public health, and educational initiatives throughout South Carolina. The Tiers Tier 1 – Rising Seniors in High School Students participate in learning experiences designed to introduce foundational competencies needed for a successful health professions career. Tier 2 – Rising Sophomores/Juniors in College Students participate in progressive learning experiences which build preparatory skills and aptitudes and guide students’ health career decisions. Tier 3 – Rising Seniors in College Students engage in chosen field clinical/non- clinical, hands-on, research-rich learning experiences. MedEx Academy Experiences Patients – Students complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA); attend health and wellness symposiums; group exercise and individual training sessions. Clinicians – Students experience health care careers through observations, virtual, simulated, cinematic, and classroom experiences. Researchers – Students are paired with faculty members to learn research and scientific principles, and complete scholarly activities. Applicants – Students learn how to strengthen their candidacy for acceptance into college, graduate/medical school, and employment opportunities. Volunteers – Students spend a day volunteering with United Ministries. Students also participate in poverty and workplace simulations, and a poverty tour. Students – Students complete practice exams for SAT/ACT/MCAT, etc. and receive counseling on how they can improve their scores. Students also meet with academic advisors Instructional Activities Hours Completed Clinical Experiences Community Service Cultural and Workplace Competencies Health/Wellness Symposiums Research (Scholarly Activities) Patient Centered Training Assessments & Evaluations College/Job Readiness Team Building Recognition Total Hours Completed The Benefits Credit – Students earn academic credit. Stipends – Students are paid stipends based on their performance. Scholarships – Students are eligible to receive scholarships. Scholarships are restricted to accredited community college, four-year University, or graduate/professional healthcare academic program within the State of South Carolina. Academic Development & Financial Assistance Students may be connected to other resources based on need. Experience The Dream Gala Grab your black-tie attire and your tennis shoes, flats or flip-flops and join us as we celebrate this “New School of Thought” through the Experience the Dream Gala at 6:30 p.m. on November 3 at the Health Sciences Education Building on the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus (607 Grove Road, Greenville, 29605). Each ticket you purchase and each gift you make will help provide scholarships for the USC School of Medicine Greenville. For more information... visit www. ghsexperiencethedream.com ne for the model and are engaged in implementation. The team comprised of physicians, nurses, pharmacy, social work, therapies, res services, community Medical Experience Academy Tier 1 – Year Three Dr. Brenda J. Thames, Dr. Lee Higdon III, Dr. Matthew F. Hudson, Dr. Anna Cass, Ms. Stephanie Tanner, and Mr. Alfred B. Squire “ Our vision is to transform health care for the benefit of the people and communities we serve –and now we’re transforming the way we think about the pipeline to careers in health care.” Michael Riordan, GHS President and CEO For more information... Visit Al Squire, Director, Workforce Development Phone: (864) Emergency Medical Technician Physician Assistant Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies Radiology Technician Dietician/Nutritionist Medical Coder Clinical Psychologist Social Worker Human Resource Generalist Founding Pipeline Partners We thank the Greenville Drive, Furman University, Clemson University, Greenville Technical College, The Greenville County School District and the University of South Carolina 2012 Tier 1 High School Class 19 Students Selected 11 Greenville High Schools Represented Students received Basic Life Skills Certification Kaplan SAT/ACT Advanced Assessments Kaplan College Prep Reverberations of the MedEx Academy will influence favorably socio-economic, public health, and educational initiatives throughout South Carolina. Proposed Career Development Career Tracks 2013 MedEx Tier 1 Application Timeline High School Student Applicants October: Online application available January: Application deadline for high school students February: Interviews April: Selection complete/acceptance letters sent June: Clearance Pre-requisites completed by students Mid-July: Experience begins and lasts four weeks. (See website for actual dates.)


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