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Academic Initiative

Propelling Adolescents Towards Careers in Healthcare (PATCH)

  • Paid by Program Funding
  • Working on getting more philanthropic funds.
  • 11/12/2021
  • https://teammates.atriumhealth.org/careers/career-development-center/patch-program

Program Overview

Program Benefits

  • Students emerge with understanding of a wide array of medical fields (medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, radiology technology and others). They build skills in investigative research and presentation of findings in a formal closing ceremony and poster session. They also create social capital through relationships with engaged health professionals.

Program Contact

  • iris.cheng@atriumhealth.org; ashley.hagler@atriumhealth.org


  • Southeast
  • 1000 Blythe Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA

Type Of Program


  • Graduate


  • Health Sciences

  • Medical Sciences




Individuals Served

  • 101-500

Research, Roles & Responsibilities

Research Components

  • Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework

Identity & Inclusion

  • We provide practice in engaging in professional interviews for the selection process, building social capital with health professionals, and working in groups to learn how to conduct original research about their communities providing the confidence to serve as advocates for these communities.

Diversity Groups (Social Identity)

  • Age

  • First-Generation

  • Race-Ethnicity

  • Socioeconomic Status (E.G. Low-Income)

Race/Ethnic Minority Group

  • African American/Black

  • Alaska Natives

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Native American

  • Native Hawaiians

Inclusionary Practices/Activities

  • Creation Of A Safe Space/ Climate/Environment

  • Orientation (E.G. Reviewing Norms, Expectations, Structures, Goals, And/Or Protocols)

  • Specialized Curricula/Workshops

    E.G. Training For Participants, Directors And/Or Faculty On Imposter Syndrome, Implicit Bias, Microaggressions

  • Structured Dialogues And Interactions (E.G. Lab Discussions, One-On-One Sessions, Virtual Dialogues)


Mentoring Components

  • Mentees Are Allowed To Attend Events With Mentors

    I.E. Dinners, Social Events, Conferences, Retreats) Mentees Are Allowed To Attend Events With Mentors (I.E. Dinners, Social Events, Conferences, Retreats

  • Mentor Recognizes The Value Of Mentee

  • Mentors Provide Mentees With Access To Academic Resources

  • Mentors Provide Psychological And Or Emotional Support

  • Mentors Provide Regular Scheduled Meetings With Mentees

  • Mentors Provide Support With Academic Or Discipline Specific Knowledge Through Direct Teaching

  • Mentors Provide Support With Goal Setting And Or Career Planning

Empowering Activities

  • Coaching

  • Feeder Pathways

  • Institutional Alliances

  • Knowledge Transfer To The Community (E.G., Parents, Peers, Stakeholders)

  • Mentoring Opportunities


  • We are still awaiting our first cohort to complete college and also anticipate their choice of a healthcare related profession

Key Performance Indicators

ACT improvement after college counseling and prep program
Admission to College
Choice of career

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