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Campbell’s PREP program prepares students to apply for advanced health degrees

Fifty students from 27 different colleges and 13 states across the country are spending the week at Campbell University in pursuit of improving their college applications for graduate and doctorate health programs.

The annual Healthcare Professionals Readiness & Enrichment Program (PREP), hosted by the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and School of Osteopathic Medicine, teaches participants about resume writing, interviewing, time management, test taking and professional development skills.

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Q&A - Gerald Montero, 2014 public health student

Serving others in active duty and civilian life - After serving in the Army as a medic for nearly seven years, Gerald Montero wanted to continue working in health care as he transitioned to civilian life last summer. At first he considered a nursing degree until he heard about the new public health program at Campbell University's College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.

Read more about his decision to attend Campbell, pursue a career in public health, and his experiences so far in the program’s inaugural class.

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Public Health, PA host free dental and medical clinic for Harnett County children

Nearly 100 underserved children from Harnett County received free dental and medical care on Saturday, Feb. 2, at a clinic organized by Campbell University’s Public Health and Physician Assistant programs.

The one-day event set up twelve dental chairs in the Harnett County Commons Area in Lillington, N.C., providing free exams, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments for children who do not have dental insurance or receive Medicaid funding.

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Team-based health education to expand at Campbell

Campbell University’s health science students will soon have the opportunity to train alongside each other in the classroom and during clinical rotations.

A pilot project for the new Interprofessional Education Program was held at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences last week. Over fifty pharmacy, physician assistant and public health students worked together in teams to interview a standardized patient, identify the diagnosis and create a treatment plan.

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PA students learn from their public health peers

Instead of a traditional lecture, Campbell’s physician assistant class learned about public health last week directly from the University’s public health students. “This is a novel way of presenting the role of PA’s in public health,” said Tina Tseng, PhD, MSPH, chair of public health at Campbell.

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