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Summer/Enrichment Programs Descriptions
The following programs are offered through the PATHWAYS to Health Careers Program at the College of Medicine. Admission to all programs is by application. All participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Proof of citizenship or green card permanent residence status is required. There is no charge for any of the programs and all provide financial compensation. For further information, please contact the PATHWAYS office at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine by phone at (513) 558-7212, fax at (513) 558-6259 or e-mail at karen.henry@uc.edu.
Programs for Middle School Students:
The Howard Hughes Saturday Science Academy is a year-round hands-on science enrichment program held at the College of Medicine 13 Saturdays per year from early July through mid-May from 9:30 a.m. to noon. We have spaces for 30 7th and 8th grade students in the Cincinnati Public Schools and their parents/mentors. The emphasis is on introducing students to biomedical science and health-related careers with instruction provided by College of Medicine faculty and graduate and medical students. The Saturday Science Academy is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The priority application deadline has been extended to April 15, 2011. The program dates are July 9, 2011 - May 21, 2011. Paper applications are available upon request.
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Programs for High School Students:
Health Careers Exploration Program (HCARE) is a five-week summer program for 20 high school juniors and seniors from the Cincinnati area who are interested in health-related careers. HCARE provides an introduction to health careers with an emphasis on development of critical thinking and problem solving skills through enrichment in chemistry, biology and math. Students are provided exposure to a wide variety of health-related careers through tours, speakers, shadowing, and academic enrichment in this program that meets Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from mid-June through mid-July at the College of Medicine. The priority application deadline is February 15, 2011. The program dates are June 13 - July 15, 2011. Click here for a printable brochure or click here to apply on-line.
The Howard Hughes Excellence in Science Education and Learning Program (ExSEL) is a five-week summer, basic science enrichment program for 20 gifted and talented high school seniors from the Cincinnati area. The students spend 7 hours per day, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in structured classroom and laboratory settings with instruction and hands-on research activities directed by established researchers and their graduate student teaching assistants. The ExSEL program is divided into five one-week problem solving modules, focussing one week each on molecular genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, immunology and structural biology. Students are required to attend all five modules. Funding is provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The priority application deadline is February 15, 2011. The program dates are June 13 - July 15, 2011. Click here for a printable brochure or click here to apply on-line.
Programs for College Students and Graduates:
Summer Premedical Enrichment Program (SPEP) is a six-week residential summer program for 18 college juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureate premedical students from the U.S. Students receive intensive exposure to medicine as a career through tours, speakers, seminars, and shadowing. Students are exposed to the medical school experience and the academic curriculum through a noncredit course in cardiophysiology, extensive interaction with medical students and faculty, and detailed guidance through the medical school application process. Emphasis is on strengthening critical thinking/problem solving skills, increasing self-awareness, and making each participant a competitive medical school applicant. The priority application deadline is March 1, 2011. The program dates are June 19 - July 29, 2011.
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Programs for Teachers:
The Howard Hughes Teachers' Initiative: Program in Biomedical Research is an eight-week summer research program for six middle and high school science teachers from the Cincinnati area. Teachers do research under the guidance of a laboratory preceptor and present their work at an end of program research symposium. They attend weekly lunchtime research seminars where they discuss the progress of their research and share ideas for transfer of their new knowledge and research skills to the classroom setting. Funding is provided by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The priority application deadline is April 1, 2011. The program dates are June 6 - July 29, 2011.
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