Learning Inspired Field Experience (LIFE) Program: An internship program developed by the IHPC to provide students with a structured on-site learning experience in healthcare. The program requires students to complete 60 to 80 hours of supervised exposure to the day-to-day operations, procedures, and patient care at a partner medical facility. Students receive 8 hours of pre-training on basic patient privacy, safety, and worksite professionalism prior to beginning the internship. Following the internship:
93% of LIFE students felt strongly that the program better prepared them to enter the world of work.
95% of LIFE students surveyed strongly agreed that the field experience made them want to further pursue a career in the health professions.
For more information about the LIFE Internship, please visit the website.
The White Coat internship
White Coat Program: A rigorous 40 hour internship that welcomes students to work side-by-side with a medical professional. Students are cleared to work in clinical settings with the supervision of a medical staff member. This program is offered every year in the spring. For more information about the 2020 White Coat cohort please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The mind program
Moving in New Directions (MIND) was piloted as the Pipeline Enhancement Project (PEP) for the Murrieta Mesa and Cajon high schools. The student-focused mental health awareness program provides certified trainings, school-based activites, and mental health career awarness.
Teen Suicide Prevention: After completing a training, 98% of surveyed students reported they were “knowledgeable” or “very knowledgeable” about suicide prevention. An increase of 36% of students indicating knowledge before the training!
Cultural Competency: There was an increase in the percentage of students who reported understanding the cultural factors involved in diagnosing and treating mental illness, from 40% before the training to 85% after the training. After the training, 85% of the students indicated that they understand the characteristics and principles of culturally competent care, while only 19% reported such understanding before the training.
Work Based Learning Programs
The IHPC Health Pathway Program Partners with local Inland Empire School Districts
Providing Awareness of Healthcare Careers
Health Career Speakers
Health Professions Conferences
JUMP Clubs at Middle Schools
Mental Health Awareness
Exploring Health Careers
Health Site Visits
Bootcamps (soft skills, adulting 101)
Preparation for the Career
LIFE and White Coat
Mock & Informational Interviews
Training for the Career
Health Professions Resource Day
CPR Training and Certification
Mental Health Trainings