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This 10-month, 20 credit certificate provides excellent advanced science preparation for health professions including medical, dental and other healthcare-related advanced studies. It also includes preparation for professional examinations (MCAT, DAT), and outstanding advising and support towards your goals.
For Students Interested in Careers in Biology or Environmental Science including
Scientific Research or Teaching, medicine or Dentistry, physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, or Occupational Therapy, marine Science or Atmospheric Science, pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine & chiropractic Medicine
The CSTEP program provides students with Special Courses, Tutoring, Enriched Counseling, Conference Participation, Travel, Special Activities, Research Internships and more.
CSTEP serves undergraduate, graduate or professional school students admitted to IHE's at two or four-year institutions in New York State. Students must be:- New York State residents; - Economically disadvantaged; or - Black, Hispanic, Alaskan Native or - Native American Indian; and - Enrolled in MST or licensure qualifying programs
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines.
The purpose of the program is to increase the number of under-represented minority and low income students pursuing careers in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, technology, health, or the licensed professions.
Funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department, CSTEP at SUNY Potsdam provides an array of academic and career services designed to meet each student’s individual needs and assist them in achieving a career in their chosen field.
Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.
The South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Program provides support and guidance for minority and disadvantaged students who have an interest in pursuing careers in the healthcare field. Stimulating, interactive activities are provided throughout the year to help high school and college students become familiar with opportunities in the health professions while, at the same time, enhancing their academic and personal growth and development. The South Carolina AHEC Summer Careers Academy is presented by the South Carolina AHEC in collaboration with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Colleges of Nursing, Dental Medicine, Medicine; the South Carolina College of Pharmacy; and the MUSC Library. The Academy is a one-week summer program designed to help minority and disadvantaged students prepare for entry into nursing, dental, medicine, and pharmacy education training programs within South Carolina.
▪Be a resident of South Carolina
▪▪Be 18 years old by the start of the 2011 Academy
▪▪Demonstrate a sincere interest in a field of nursing, dental medicine, medicine or pharmacy
▪▪Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
▪▪Be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university for the fall prior to application year with an interest in pursuing a career in nursing, dental medicine, medicine or pharmacy
▪▪Dental Career Academy applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of academic credit from an accredited college/university
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates, deadlines and eligibility.
The Health Sciences and Technology Academy of West Virginia University (WVU) is a 9th-12th grade math and science program which through partnerships among the numerous units of the state's land grant university and many Appalachian communities, brings minority and underrepresented students and teachers to the Health Sciences campus each summer for clinic, laboratory, and classroom training and activities. The partnership then provides the infrastructure and support for community-based science projects mentored by teachers, health professions, students and volunteer community leaders during the school year.
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There are four criteria for students wanting to enter the HSTA program: African American, income, rural status, and first in family to attend college.
The James Hayes Scholars Program awards high-achieving minority college students with PCAT preparation support. Scholars will receive PCAT preparation materials valued at over $1000. The program is sponsored by the University Of Tennessee College of Pharmacy (UTCOP). UTCOP awards scholarships to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant need.
Students are eligible to be considered for a James Hayes scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:• Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American.• Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States?• Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale.• Intention to enroll in the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in the fall of 2013 as a full-time, degree-seeking, pharmacy student. • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service and extracurricular activities.• Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application, statement of need and an evaluation of the student’s academic record by the deadline.
Program Description: The Memphis Challenge, Inc. is a 19 year-old talent identification program that recognizes the academic acumen of high achieving students of color in their junior and senior year of high school. Students are recruited from Memphis city, county and private schools. The students participate in a 9–18 month personal and professional development intensive that focuses on topics that will enhance their college selection, improve their ACT/SAT scores, and enhance their personal and professional development.
In the summer months students apply for internships in their field of interest to better prepare them for their career choice. The University of Tennessee has been a 19 year supporter of the Memphis Challenge program. Several Memphis Challengers are alums of UT medical, dental, and pharmacy schools.
The Memphis Challenge selects minority students who represent the top 10 percent of the senior class from city, county and private schools in the Memphis area. Academic achievement, leadership abilities and interviewing skills are the basis for selection. The following criteria are necessary for consideration:
Applicants to the program must be enthusiastic and hard-working students in pursuit of a successful college career. In addition, the program demands that applicants meet the high standards and maturity level required for the business environment. After completing and submitting a Memphis Challenge application, qualified candidates are interviewed before a final decision is made.
The College of Graduate Health Sciences and the College of Pharmacy sponsor the Summer Research Scholars Program to provide research experience to exceptionally well-qualified undergraduate students. Students spend eight weeks with an investigator in one of our graduate programs. Through this experience, students gain hands-on experience in research and exposure to research as a post-baccalaureate career option. The Program culminates with presentations by the students.
Selected students are provided a stipend for the eight week period.
• Demonstrate a strong interest in obtaining an M.S. or Ph.D. in order to pursue a biomedical research career• Must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in required science course (unofficial transcript necessary)• Letter of recommendation
Participating in a Health Care Careers Enrichment Program is an excellent way to learn what it’s like to work in that field. It gives you invaluable experience and personal contacts - plus it can increase your chances of being accepted into the health professions program of your dreams.
For additional enrichment programs in the field of health policy, see the National Institute of Health’s list of Student Programs and the Kaiser Family Foundation’s online directory of health policy fellowship opportunities. Also see the section on Health Policy Topics in Issues in Healthcare on this website.
Last updated: December 11, 2013
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