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UK accepting applications for Summer Health Career programs

For high school students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2017) — The University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is accepting applications for two three-week Summer Health Career programs from June 11-30.

next-logo-300x149High school sophomores can apply to the Summer Enrichment Program, which is designed to provide students an insight into college life. Students will spend their time observing and learning from UK faculty, health professionals and students in health fields; they will also attend biology, chemistry and physics classes.

Juniors can apply to the Health Researchers Youth Academy. Students are provided an opportunity to learn about health care research and develop an understanding of the requirements for fields of study leading to a career. Students accepted into the program will attend physiology classes, observe research model presentations by UK faculty and complete a literature reviews leading to the development and production of a health research poster presentation which will be displayed at the closing ceremony.

The programs are residential camps designed to increase the number of disadvantaged and under-represented students who successfully pursue educational programs and careers in health professions. There is no cost to students to enroll and attend the summer programs. Housing and meals are provided.

For more information, contact Michael Witt, UK Health Careers Coordinator, at 859-323-1378 or [email protected]. Students can visit the AHEC site to complete the online program application. To be considered, applicants must be a resident of Kentucky and all applicant materials must be completed and submitted by March 6.

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