Summer Programs Descriptions
Summer Science Institute (SSI)
Age Range: Rising High School Juniors and Seniors
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 commitment 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: fetal pig dissection, medical tours of local centers, career development workshops, a community service project, and an introduction to research.
This highly competitive program will allow students to demonstrate an understanding of comportment, attire, and communication skills (verbal and written) that contribute to academic and career success.
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Summer Science Institute Scholarships Information
Summer Research Scholars Program (SRS)
Age Range: Undergraduate Students (Freshman–Juniors)
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.
Selected students are provided a stipend for the eight week period. For additional information, please contact Health Career Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline(s): Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2013.
Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP)
Age Range: College Freshmen–Seniors
Program Description: Members of under represented groups in Tennessee have a distinct opportunity to learn for life. The Tennessee Institutes for Pre-Professionals (TIP), commonly referred to as the Tennessee Pre-Health Science Fellowship Program, offers this opportunity to residents of Tennessee who wish to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or veterinary medicine. 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 goal 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: email@example.com
Deadline(s): January 28th for Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Allied Health.
James Hayes Scholars Program
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.
For further information call (901) 448-8772 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline(s):The deadline for applications is February 28, 2013.
- James Hayes Scholarship Application
- James Hayes Scholarship Recommendation Form
- James Hayes Scholars Program Proposal
Determined to be a Doctor Someday (D.D.S.)
Age Range: Ages 14–18
Program Description: Created to inspire youth from under-privileged backgrounds to pursue doctorate degrees in healthcare (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, medical research, optometry, etc.), the first annual D.D.S. (Determined to be a Doctor Someday) Symposium took place on August 27, 2011 on the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus. If you know a child (or children) who would be of interest or could benefit, please check out the website www.determinedtobeadoctor.org for details on upcoming programs and events.
Deadline(s): For more information about the Determined to be a Doctor Someday (D.D.S.) program email email@example.com or call (901) 758-2127.
Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program
Age Range: Undergraduate Juniors, Seniors, Graduate, and Medical Students
Program Description: MHIRT provides international research training opportunities to qualified undergraduate and graduate students underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research. Through academic programs in their home institutions, students acquire the basic skills needed to conduct research and become eligible to participate in a research project in Brazil or Uganda. Projects include basic science (neuroanatomy, development, biochemistry) and clinical pediatric oncology (for qualified graduate students) as well as field biology and public health qualitative assessment. Participating students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students must have completed at least two years of course work in a major related to biomedical or behavioral science and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The MHIRT grant pays all expenses and provides a stipend as well. Students from the Mid-South area are given preference in the application process.
For further information and to view pictures go to www.cbu.edu/mhirt.
Deadline(s): Application forms can be downloaded from this site. For information please contact Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald at (901) 321-3445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eldridge F. Johnson High School Student Basic Medical Science Research Training Program
Program Description: This five-month research training program consists of four highly recommended Memphis city youth hailing from Carver High School, dedicating at least 6 hours a week to research. Each student works independently with a designated scientist within the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Students learn how to conduct experiments, record data, analyze and extrapolate data from various findings, decipher and make inferences on the results, and present their research. At the conclusion of the program, all students will present their research at LeMoyne Owen College (April 2013) with Dr. E. F. Johnson.