Summer Programs Descriptions


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Summer Science Institute (SSI)

Age Range: Rising High School Juniors and Seniors
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Program Description: The Health Careers Program (HCP) Office is offering an unpaid two week Summer Science Institute (SSI) for incoming junior and senior high school students. Outstanding high school students with strong academics, citizenship, community involvement, and interest in to pursuing a career in the sciences are invited to apply. Classroom lectures, experiential learning activities and exposure to academic programs at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) will be provided. Students will participate in a variety of activities including: medical simulations, medical tours of local centers, career development workshops, a community service project, and an introduction to research.


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Summer Research Scholars Program (SRS)

Age Range: Undergraduate Students (Freshman–Juniors)
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Program Description: 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.

For further information, please email Renata at rgillisp@uthsc.edu

Deadline(s): Applications will be accepted through February 27, 2015.


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Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP)

Age Range: College Freshmen–Seniors
Website:www.uthsc.edu/hcp/

Program Description: Members of under represented groups in Tennessee have a distinct opportunity to learn for life. TIP is for residents of Tennessee who wish to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or health professions. TIP offers year-round advice, support, and activities designed to assist students in realizing their career goals. TIP is a State effort with participation by all the State's public colleges. TIP's ultimate purpose is to increase the representation and active participation of groups underrepresented in health professions training and practice.

For further information call (901) 448-8772 or toll free (800) 998-8654.
E-mail address: hcp@uthsc.edu

Deadline(s): February 15th for Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Health Professions.