Kyung Hee Choi (4th from right), Vice President of Asian Health Services at Holy Name Medical Center; Vicki (Won Hee) Park (3rd from left), Director of Community Program of AHS; Veronica Lavarro (far right), Representative of AHS; and Holy Name staff at the conclusion of the press conference at Marian Hall in Teaneck, N.J. on Dec. 12, 2017.  (Filipino Reporter photo)

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Calling all high school (junior and senior level) and college students in the tri-state area. Holy Name Medical Center (Asian Health Services) in Teaneck, N.J. is offering a Mentorship Program slated for Summer 2018.

During a press conference at Marian Hall on Dec. 12, 2017, Representative Veronica Lavarro of HNMC AHS welcomed the media and introduced Kyung Hee Choi (Vice President of AHS) who delivered an overview of AHS.

Through AHS, Holy Name provides Asian patients with high quality health care in their native language and in an environment sensitive to their culture.

AHS records more than 60,000 inpatient and outpatient visits per year at Holy Name and three satellite offices, according to the Holy Name website.

Next speaker was Vicki (Won Hee) Park, Director of Community Program of AHS.

She emphasized the two pillars under the AHS Mentorship Program — Internship and Medical Shadowing.

Qualified students will get a close opportunity to work with doctors; network great leadership skills; gain valuable experience; and receive a good sense to work with a healthcare provider.

Park says that students should be in good academic standing; and be recommended by teachers and/or current mentors.

AHS Mentorship Program Application Guidelines:

1. The AHS Mentorship Program is open to junior and senior level high school students, as well as college students of any level.

Students must be in “good standing” at the time of submitting their application.

2. There are two tracks under the AHS Mentorship Program: Internship and Medical Shadowing.

a. Internship refers to a mostly in-office setting, where students will work on various projects, including research, grant writing support, marketing support, and event planning and staffing.

b. Medical Shadowing provides college students with the opportunity to closely observe (“shadow”) one of our on-staff physicians to learn about the field of work, as well as the hospital/health care work setting.

(Program not available to high school students.)

3. A completed application must be received by the designated deadline.

A complete application consists of:

a. The application form

b. Cover letter

c. Resumé

d. Two letters of recommendation. One of the recommendations must be from the school (i.e., Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Principal).

4. The deadline to apply for the 2018 Summer AHS Mentorship Program is Jan. 31, 2018.

5. Applications may be sent by mail or e-mail to:

Vicki (Won Hee) Park

Director of Community Programs and Philanthropic Development

Asian Health Services

Holy Name Medical Center

718 Teaneck Road

Teaneck, NJ 07666

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