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Health Education Academic Living Learning (H.E.A.L.L.)

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Preparing the next generation of healthcare advocates

There are three LLC options for Upper-Class H.E.A.L.L. Students:

  1. Second Year Experience
  2. Third Year Experience
  3. Mentor Experience

Second Year Experience

The Upper-Class H.E.A.L.L. Community is designed to build upon the First-Year H.E.A.L.L. Community experience, continuing to scaffold upon student experiences within the classroom and their application within their chosen career path. Students living in this Upper-Class community will have the opportunity to participate in monthly exam reviews for Physiological Chemistry, as well as begin to prepare for their careers by beginning to develop competencies and skills that will promote both academic and professional success. Faculty Advisors from the College of Health Sciences are actively involved in assisting students in their career exploration and academic success, while seeking to prepare them to become health advocates and future mentors.

As a result of living in the 2nd Year H.E.A.L.L. Community, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop meaningful relationships through networking opportunities with faculty, staff, alumni, community members and peers that promote professional and academic success.
  • Utilize career services and networking opportunities to pursue a job within a desired career after graduation.
  • Develop skills needed to prepare and apply for graduate studies (e.g., Graduate Degree program requirements, GRE study prep., etc.).
  • Develop skills related to Quantitative Literacy that will promote career development (e.g., Fiscal Management and Responsibility, etc.).
  • Explore Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice as they relate to teamwork and being a leader within a team (Competency Domain 4: Teams & Teamwork).
  • Develop advocacy skills for others as they continue to explore diverse social issues within Health Education fields.

Third Year Experience

The third Year H.E.A.L.L. Community is designed to build upon the 1st and 2nd Year H.E.A.L.L. Community experiences. This LLC will seek to provide students with experiential learning opportunities that demonstrate their application and utility within their chosen career path. The major focus of this 3rd year experience is to prepare students for their careers by helping to further develop Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, along with the skills that will promote both academic and professional success. Students living in this community will have the opportunity to apply these competencies and put them into practice by signing up to participate in a Mentor Experience program to help incoming 1st Year H.E.A.L.L. students transition into university life. Faculty Advisors from the College of Health Sciences are actively involved in assisting students in their career preparation, while challenging them to become future mentors and leaders within their field(s).

As a result of living in the 3rd Year H.E.A.L.L. Community, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Apply skills learned in the 2nd Year H.E.A.L.L. Community experience to continue preparing for graduate studies (e.g., Graduate Degree program requirements, GRE study prep., etc.).
  • Identify a preferred framework for ethical decision-making to guide ethical reasoning.
  • Begin to develop competency within each of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice:
    • Competency Domain 1: Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
    • Competency Domain 2: Roles/Responsibilities
    • Competency Domain 3: Interprofessional Communication
    • Competency Domain 4: Teams and Teamwork

MENTOR EXPERIENCE

The H.E.A.L.L. Mentor Community supports, guides and mentors the First-Year H.E.A.L.L. community members through modeling ways aspiring healthcare professionals can bridge their experiences from within the classroom and apply them throughout their career. H.E.A.L.L. Mentors will have previously lived in one of our H.E.A.L.L. Communities, and are viewed by their peers as leaders and role models whom are equipped to provide a dynamic mentoring relationship with their H.E.A.L.L. Mentee(s).  Through providing this unique learning environment, H.E.A.L.L. Mentors will live within the same residence hall as their mentee(s), challenge them to employ their advocacy skills all the while helping them to explore and develop core competencies that will become critical to their success within their chosen career path. H.E.A.L.L. Mentors will continue to develop Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, organize social activities geared toward the professional development of First-Year and Upper-Class H.E.A.L.L. community members, as well as have the opportunity to participate in Mentorship Workshops, facilitate by H.E.A.L.L. Faculty Advisors, to further develop their mentoring abilities. 

As a result of living in the H.E.A.L.L. Mentor Community, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop mentorship skills that will assist First-Year and Upper-Class Year H.E.A.L.L. community members in preparing for a career path within the Health profession.
  • H.E.A.L.L. Mentors will also work towards the 3rd Year Experience Learning Objectives listed above.

LLC Advisors

  • Second Year Experience: Tanya Coutu | Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences
  • Third Year Experience + Mentor Experience: Brent Shell | Lecturer, Biomed & Nutritional Sciences, College of Health Sciences

How To Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

  1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.
  2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.
  3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.
  4. If offered a spot in the Living-Learning Community, return to the housing application using the link sent in the invitation email to accept/decline your place in the community.
  5. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.