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Encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science is a national priority, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to meeting this goal in our recruitment and admissions practices.
Several enrichment programs are offered to help historically underrepresented local high school, resident and non-resident college level students jump-start their exposure and develop a broad perspective about the array of careers available within biomedical research, medicine and allied health. Our hope is that this early exposure will ultimately lead to an increase in the number of graduates having diverse perspectives in medical education.
AIM & ROADS: Open to students who attend a high school in the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system, Milwaukee charter or surrounding suburban school district.
The SLU Area Health Education Center Program Office was established in September, 2001. The primary goal of the office is to enhance access to quality healthcare through community-academic educational partnerships focusing on the healthcare needs of the underserved St. Louis area. The program office works in conjunction with the Missouri AHEC Network (MAHEC), which consists of 7 regional centers and 3 program offices. The SLU AHEC Program Office works directly with the East Central Missouri Area Health Education Center (ECMO AHEC) providing services in the St. Louis Region and within SLU health professions programs.
The SLU AHEC Program Office is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health Professions. The Program Office administers a multidisciplinary academic consortium at SLU that includes representatives from the cooperating schools of Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Public Health, and Social Service.
Develop recruitment programs throughout the region, with a focus on medically underserved urban areas, that enhance understanding of health careers and provide academic and skills programs for underrepresented populations entering health professions training programs. Support academic and community-based multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary training for primary care health profession students, residents, and physicians that develop understanding and skills to eliminate health disparities and serve culturally diverse populations.Provide educational support, information dissemination, and technical assistance to reduce professional isolation, increase retention, and enhance the practice environment of physicians practicing in underserved areas.
Please contact the program administrator for more details on dates and deadlines.
The Bronx Westchester Area Health Education Center BW‐AHEC is committed to improving the health and health care outcomes of underserved communities in the Bronx and Westchester through the recruitment, retention and enrichment of the healthcare
workforce. One of our main recruitment programs is the Summer Health Internship Program HIP The Internship allows students aspiring toward a career in the health professions the opportunity to work in a health care setting and interact regularly with health professionals.
Please check with the program administrator for deadlines and dates.
Must be a High School Junior, Senior or College Freshman or Sophomore as of fall of the application year.
• Student must have a strong interest in pursuing a health/medical career
• Students must live or attend school in the Bronx or Westchester
• Students must be available and committed to participate in the program on dates of the program
Must be a United States Citizen or have Permanent Resident Status
We offer a post-baccalaureate graduate level Advanced Biomedical Sciences Certificate program for individuals interested in careers in the health professions. Courses are taught by Georgetown and George Mason professors.
This is a full-time 9-month, 20 credit graduate level certificate program which provides excellent advanced science preparation for health professions including medical, dental and other healthcare-related advanced studies. The program includes preparation for professional examinations (such as MCAT, DAT, or GRE), and outstanding advising and support towards your goals.
The CSTEP Program at the College of Staten Island is unique at helping economically disadvantaged, and historically underrepresented students mirror themselves by developing relationships with successful graduates, as well as helping students see themselves as academic achievers. Our focus is to help our students gain access to opportunities that would not ordinarily be available, as well as view themselves as professionals. Exposing our CSTEP students to research opportunities in technology, scientific research, and teaching as well as helping them to develop socially, is the catalyst for academic success.
Please contact the program administrator for details on dates, eligibility and deadlines.
The primary purpose of the camp is to help students pursue their interest in a health career by exploring a wide range of career options while also learning about important issues and topics in health care today.
Outstanding faculty: Faculty of the Dartmouth Health Careers Camp include health care professionals from Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and the local community as well as medical residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
Learning activities: Classroom instruction, hands-on experiences at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and other medical settings, work with simulated patients, team projects, and time with a variety of health professionals
Mentors: Students and faculty in the health professions
Supervision: Resident camp director and counselors
Room and board: Dartmouth college dormitory and dining facilities
Recreational activities: Picnic at the pond, swimming, canoing, volleyball and more. Activities vary depending on weather. Alternative options are offered during each recreation period.
Tuition for the Health Careers Institute is $1300 for New Hampshire residents or those attending school in New Hampshire. Out-of-state tuition is $1900. Scholarships are available to NH residents, based on financial need and availability of funds.
The Health Careers Camp at Dartmouth provides rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students with opportunities to explore health careers, learn more about health care in today's world, experience college life and, of course, have fun. A typical health careers camper has already expressed interest in the field of health care and wants to know more about the range of possible careers, day-to-day activities of various health professionals, and what to do next.
The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) was established in 1995 to provide an independent research experience in biomedical and/or public health research to undergraduate students under the direct mentoring of established Johns Hopkins researchers. During the ten-week program, interns work one-on-one with faculty on research projects in their field of interest and attend a health science seminar series. Students from underrepresented minority groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in careers in science, medicine or public health are encouraged to apply. DSIP provides a stipend and housing near the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus.
DSIP offers internships at three Johns Hopkinsresearch settings:
• Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoolof Public Health
• Basic Science Institute (School of Medicine)
• Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division (School of Medicine)
Previous intern research projects includean examination of maternal-fetal calcium homeostasis, an assessment of hospitalbased trauma patients and a survey of community-based health care organizations. The internship provides students with an academic experience similar to that of a firstyear graduate student. Interns will gain skills in preparing scientific abstracts, posters and oral presentations.
Applicants to the programs with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Basic Science Institute must
have completed two years of college. Students who wish to apply for an internship in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division must have completed one year of college.Prospective interns must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in good
academic standing. Applicants are requested to submit two to three letters of recommendation, a resume and personal
statement. Successful applicants have a demonstrated interest in pursuing graduate study.
Deaf and hard-of-hearing college-bound sophomores and juniors: Are you wondering what you'll do after you graduate from high school? Come stay at the RIT/NTID campus for a week and Explore Your Future!
Explore Your Future (EYF) is a six-day career exploration program at Rochester Institute of Technology for college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students who will begin their junior or senior year in fall 2013. This program, offered by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), focuses on personal growth and career awareness for students as they begin to think about college. Learn more about what you'll experience at EYF.
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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: May 5, 2016
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