About The HPC
The Health Professions Club serves as a resource for students interested in the Health Professions. Through our meetings, students are introduced to various fields of health care. Our speakers range from primary health care providers such as nurses, physicians, optometrists, etc.. to representatives of professional and graduate schools, as well as individuals with volunteer or research opportunities. Questions from students are welcomed and encouraged.
Besides our speaker, the meetings serve as a time for students to discuss their path to professional school. The process can be a little overwhelming at some points, but our older students can offer good advice and some reassurance. Our meetings also serve as a place for discussion about various club opportunities and events.
All members are required to attend at least 2 of the 3 large group meetings, and any 3 special interest group meetings meetings this semester. You can get other situations or excuses approved the Executive board if you cannot attend the 5 meetings. In addition, members must complete 6 points of service as outlined on the service page. Finally, members must pay dues of $10 each semester due at our last large group meeting, November 19th (Fall) and April 29 (Spring). Our final large group meeting for the semester is Tuesday, April 29th in the Table Rock Room with pizza at 6:00 and the meeting at 6:30. Club dues ($10) must be turned in by this date!
All applications for Executive Officer Positions and SIG Leader Positions have been submitted. Elections for positions will be held at the next Big Group meeting on March 4th in the Table Rock Room in the Student Union. To be able to vote you must have your $10 dues paid to Treasurer Shelby Williams. You can also pay your dues in the HPA office in Edwin Duncan. The Big Group meeting will start at 6:30 with pizza and a meet and greet at 6 as usual. We look forward to seeing you there!
The following club members are running for an executive position in the election at our next Big Group meeting on March 4th! To be able to vote, you must have your $10 dues paid to Treasurer Shelby Williams.
Corbin Ester, Junior, Chemistry/Medical Humanities & Biology, MD/PhD
I believe that I have learned much over this past year as President, and that by continuing in this position,
I can continue to help this club grow into a more effective and helpful organization...
Taylor Lyall, Junior, Nursing/Medical Humanities, Nurse Practitioner
As the current vice president, I would like to continue my effort to make Health Professions Club more
helpful to students and more efficient in time and communication.
Elizabeth Wimmer, Freshman, Cell/Molecular Biology/Chemistry, MD
I have been inspired to pursue the position of HPC secretary by my SIG leaders and professors. I came
to APP in hopes of becoming involved in the field of health care, but had no clue what exactly I wanted to
do or where to start. I actually signed up for the wrong biology course and didn't know about the MCAT! I
eventually realized my passion is to become a surgeon due to the help of others who have been down the
same unsure path as me. As secretary, I hope to help other students be knowledgeable and up-to-date
about all health care professions. I look up to the people that helped me when I first joined the club and
as secretary, want to provide the same helping hand to students that are in my former position.
Anna Coppedge, Junior, Exercise Science/Medical Humanities, Physical Therapy
I have served HPC as a SIG Coordinator for the past two years and would like to have a position that
requires more responsibility. As Treasurer, I will be able to take care of the club finances which entail a
larger responsibility than that of my previous position as a SIG Coordinator.
Travis Tabor, Junior, Chemistry/Music & Biology & Mathematics, MD/PhD
I am rewarded by positively impacting my community. I enjoy rallying and synthesizing the efforts of
my neighbors to benefit those in need. I empathize with those who suffer from terrible diseases or
unfortunate living conditions and strive to make a difference.
Savannah Ray, Sophomore, Cell/Molecular Biology/Chemistry & Spanish, MD
I chose to run for an executive position for the 2013-2014 school year, and am choosing to run again
because I thoroughly enjoy being involved in this club at a more in-depth level. I’m choosing to run for the
publicity chair position specifically, because I think it is a position that suits me at this time and that I can
perform well in. After being the publicity chair for the HPC for the last year and having spent a significant
amount of time on computers during high school, I believe I have an exceptional amount of experience.
I have a good idea of where certain problems are likely to arise, and ideas for how to fix them. If I am
elected as the publicity chair for the next school year, I will have two years of learning from the higher
officers. Therefore, I will have a good idea of how inner workings of the club, so I can run for a higher
position for the 2015-2016 school year. Overall, I think that I’m a great addition to the HPC Executive
family and would love to keep my position.
Ivey Fritts, Junior, Exercise Science/Psychology, Pediatric Physical Therapist
I am interested in this position because I feel that the small interest groups are a very important aspect of
the health professions club and I know that my skills will be beneficial.