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Health Science & Medical Tech

Curriculum and Distance Learning Resources

Health Science and Medical Technology

Guest Speaker Presentations

County of San Diego - Health and Human Services Agency

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HHSA provides a broad range of health and social services to promote wellness and self-sufficiency in SD. The TBEI team will share the challenges they face in stopping the spread of Tuberculosis (TB).

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Thermo Fisher is a global leader in designing and developing health science instruments, lab supplies, software, and professional services. Recorded by the community colleges, this panel features members of their team representing different roles and departments. 

HHSA - Covid 19 Facts for Students

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Learn how to identify symptoms, discover if your community is in a COVID-19 “hot spot”, see where the new testing sites are, and gain a better understanding of San Diego County’s Public Health Orders.

Illumina

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A global leader in genomics, designing and manufacturing instruments and systems for sequencing genomes, and analyzing genetic variations. They use information from DNA to help solve real world problems like cancer, genetic diseases, disease outbreaks and more.

Sharp HealthCare

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Sharp is a SD healthcare company with 7 hospitals, 3 affiliated medical groups, over 2,600 physicians, and over 18,000 employees. Recorded by the community colleges, this presentation features 2 Sharp professionals discussing careers in nursing.

Illumina Career Profiles

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Illumina created a series of career videos to highlight the diverse career opportunities in the field of genomics. Seven employees share their day-to-day schedule, what they work on, and who they work with.

Dr. Elizabeth Stanton

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Psychology is often limited to the idea of therapy, but Dr. Stanton, a licensed psychologist who serves individuals, families, and couples shares the opportunities in forensics, abnormal psychology, and public health.

Scripps Knee Surgery

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A prerecording of a knee replacement surgery with commentary from an orthopedic surgeon and family medicine resident describing the surgical process.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

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A NAMI representative covers concerns surrounding mental health, how it impacts youth, tools for working through it, and insight from a person with lived experience of the subject matter. They also provide an overview of growing careers in the mental health field.

Sharp ThinkFirst Rehabilitation

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An injury prevention program designed to prevent children and young adults from suffering traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries. This session covers the anatomy, physiology, and personal testimonies from survivors of these injuries. 

Salk Institute

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Dr. Garcia talks about her current research working on the Harnessing Plants Initiative, a climate change prevention approach that uses Earth’s existing carbon storage mechanisms. To keep more carbon in the ground, she is developing a new generation of wetland plants.

Planned Parenthood

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The medical director and assistant technician provide insight into the services Planned Parenthood offers. The discussion includes info on how students can start their career pathway in a health center with descriptions of entry-level positions and their requirements.

San Diego Community Colleges

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Students learn about programs they can enroll in after high school that offer affordable short-term (less than a year!) certificates leading to a rewarding career in health care.

Scripps Talent Acquisition

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Features the Director of Talent Acquisition and Development. This presentation is recorded by the community colleges who include career exploration resources for students interested in healthcare.

Sharp Ambulatory Services and Radiation Oncology

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Features the Director of Ambulatory Services and a Registered Nurse in Radiation Oncology. This presentation is recorded by the community colleges who include career exploration resources for students interested in healthcare.

Industry Panels

Health Sciences and Medical Tech

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Kaiser Permanente, Army ROTC, Curology, County of San Diego Public Health Services-HHSA, National University

Health Sciences and Medical Tech

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Grossmont College Nursing, Curology, Kaiser Permanente, Vitabolus, Miramar College

Health Sciences and Medical Tech

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National University, San Diego Continuing Education, Miramar College, Zenobia Therapeutics

Young Women in Bio

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Bristol Myers Squibb, Mission Bio, BlueNalu, Amgen, MyoKardia

Life Sciences & Biotech Sector Discussion Forum

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Pfizer and San Diego Blood Bank share their experience working on the front lines with Covid-19

Health Sciences and Medical Tech

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Several professionals from Kaiser Permanente, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center, and the community colleges describe the differences in the roles and requirements of Medical Assistants (MAs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). 

Biotech Panel

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Features the Biotech Department Chair at MiraCosta College and the Director of Curriculum Development at the Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing. Recorded by the community colleges.

Biotech Manufacturing Panel

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Features a labor market info presentation by the community colleges, followed by an industry panel including the CEO of Biotech Online, the Senior Manager of Systems Design Engineering at Dexcom, and the VP of Research & Development at Microtek, Inc.

Site Tours

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

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Vertex is a medical research company that creates transformative medicines for people with serious and genetic diseases. This virtual lab is a series of tours and presentations to give students an inside view into their daily work.

Address

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San Diego, CA 92111
858-292-3500

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