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Bench to Bedside Begins 2014 Academic Year Sessions

The Bench to Bedside (B2B) Seminar Series has returned for the fall 2014 semester. The series kicked-off on September 10 with seven undergraduate and one technical college campuses participating. Students enrolled at Francis Marion and South Carolina State Universities joined students from College of Charleston, Greenville Technical College, Claflin, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, and Winthrop Universities to engage in the scheduled monthly sessions.

Data demonstrate that the period of college/university study following high school graduation, but prior to admission to a health professions training program, is particularly critical to the health careers pipeline. With funding from The Duke Endowment, B2B extends opportunities to support the successful matriculation of underrepresented minority and underserved undergraduates into health professions education programs. Practicing health professionals, educators, researchers, and student affairs staff present seminars intended to promote identified facilitators of success and address barriers to success for members of disparate student populations.

The B2B seminars are presented using the SCHOOLS video conferencing system. The platform enables the session participants to interact with the facilitator in real time. Recordings of the sessions are available through the SCHOOLS portal for viewing.

The remaining fall semester B2B seminars are “The Impact of Media on the Field of Public Health” on October 8 and “The Princeton Review: Verbal Booster” on November 12. Each seminar begins at 5:00 and lasts approximately 90-minutes. Participants are encouraged to register in advance at www.scahec.net/SCHOOLS.

To find out more about the Bench 2 Bedside program, visit the website at http://scahec.net/hcp/activities.html.

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