High school students from Central New York will have the opportunity to spend a day at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY while participating in the Healthcare Olympiad. The Healthcare Olympiad is a competition in which teams of two to four students have the opportunity to solve real-life issues faced in the healthcare industry within their local community. With the help and direction of an Adult Coordinator and Community Healthcare Mentor, students utilize their problem-solving skills to identify and create a solution for their chosen healthcare issue. At the end of the competition, teams present their solutions to a panel of judges, who critique them on a number of factors, including: development of the idea, practicality, effectiveness of the solution, creativity, preparation, and the students’ ability to answer follow-up questions. The winning team receives a $1,000 college scholarship.
The Healthcare Olympiad will be held on the SUNY Upstate Medical University campus and is sponsored by the Central New York Area Health Education Center (CNYAHEC). The competition will be held on Saturday, March 15th in Setnor Hall. For more information about CNYAHEC visit www.cnyahec.org.