JUST HEALING: THE FACES OF HEALTHCARE

News Archive March 01, 2010

JUST HEALING: THE FACES OF HEALTHCARE

Loyola University Chicago Medical and Nursing Students and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Students Host Health Fair and Conference on Healthcare
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing students are teaming up with high schoolers from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (CRJHS) to bring awareness and share ideas about health care now and in the future. The conference and health fair, Just Healing: The Faces of Healthcare, is a dialogue regarding health care professions and strategies to advocate for the health of the Pilsen and Little Village communities. Conference speakers include Jesus “Manny” Estrada, MD, and Lourdes Gomez Villaume, MD. Breakout sessions also will be held to encourage idea sharing and advocacy. “The high school students are really taking the lead on many of these projects and we have a lot to learn from them about their community and how we can bridge gaps. It also gives us a window into how the next generation views health care,” said Aleta Simmons, second-year medical student and student chair of the event. CRJHS students worked closely with Loyola medical and nursing students to create health fair booths that would directly serve the needs of their community. “The experience exposed the high schoolers to different aspects of healthcare and gives the Loyola students insight into the unique needs of the Hispanic community which they will take with them as they serve in the medical field,” said Mark Kuczewski, director of the Loyola University Chicago Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy. “Our medical and nursing students are wonderful advocates for the community. We hope through this event relationships are formed.” In conjunction with the conference CRJHS students wrote essays and created art projects giving their insights and views on health care. The winners will be announced during the event. WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 2010 9:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School 1852 W. 22nd St. Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is located in a state-of-the-art educational facility on the campus of Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The school, which provides instruction to 520 medical students, has been in the vanguard of institutions that have created new, active learning curricula to help students meet the challenges of 21st century health care. An estimated 8,000 to 9,000 students compete each year for 130 openings in the Stritch medical school's first-year class. In addition to the more than 500 students, Loyola's medical educational programs provide instruction and training to an estimated 400 residents and 100 fellows.
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