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Student Health Professionals United Recognizing Diversity (SHPURD)

Camp Happy Days check presentation

Camp Happy Days check presentation

Mentoring students from Burke High School

Mentoring students from Burke High School

Bowling night for SHPURD

Bowling night for SHPURD

SHPURD is a student-led organization within the College of Health Professions (CHP) promoting the awareness of diversity related issues and providing service to underserved communities in the Charleston area. Through interdisciplinary awareness, this organization encourages future healthcare professionals to engage in the diverse culture of healthcare today.

Meetings are used to discuss upcoming events and activities as well as to serve as a time for engaging presentations and panels related to diversity.  Programs and meetings sponsored by SHPURD in 2015-2016 will include:

  • No Hablo Ingles: Cultural Considerations for Service Delivery with Spanish-Speaking Populations
  • Gullah Ghost Stories and Goodies
  • Panel Discussion on Cultural Competence in a Changing Healthcare Environment
  • Coffee & Crepes
  • Holiday Taste of Diversity
     

Past activities have also included:

  •  MUSC Sugar Free Fall Festival
  • Camp Happy Days Cabooty Christmas Party and Holiday Giving Program
  • Burke High School Mentoring Program
  • Ernest E. Just Symposium
  • CHP Health Advisors Day
  • CHP Student Diversity Event
  • Charity Bowling Tournament
  • Community Compass Project

SHPURD offers leadership opportunities for students who are seeking to exert leadership capabilities.  The following list outlines leadership opportunities: 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasure
  • Volunteer Chair
  • Historian
  • Campus Liaison

SHPURD activities and programs are open to ALL CHP students and faculty!

If you are interested in joining SHPURD or learning more about it, contact the Faculty Advisor, Cristina Reyes Smith, OTD/OTR/L, at smithcris@musc.edu

 
 
 

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