Day-Long Science Programs
The YES! Program has day-long science programs for partner schools such as Cancer Biology & You. These days give high school students hands on experiences designing cancer research experiments and learning about cancer causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention as well as opportunities to learn about a variety of career options within cancer research and treatment. These days are great opportunities for high school students to interact with college students.
SHPEP-YES! WISH Summer Program
If you or someone you know is a high school student with Native American ancestry that is currently enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and interested in pursuing a health science career, this is a great opportunity for you!
UNMC has spots for up to 12 high school students who are currently enrolled in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade to join college students in a FREE weeklong summer enrichment program for individuals interested in health science professions on Sun, July 9 – Sat, July 15, 2023. The goal of the FREE Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP), Youth Enjoy Science (YES) Weeklong Institute for Students in High School (WISH) is to strengthen the career development of Native American students underrepresented in the health professions and improve their access to information and resources that can prepare them for college success in a health-science field with a focus on cancer-related careers.
Program Location: The program will take place at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Campus. Students will be provided free overnight lodging at Scott Residence Hall at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Each student must have transportation to Omaha to arrive by 3:00 pm on Sunday and arrange for pickup upon conclusion of the program on Saturday around 6:00 pm. If needed, students can leave as early as 12:00 pm on that Saturday. All meals and transportation during the program are provided.
SHPEP-YES WISH will offer students a variety of academic and career experiences:
- Introduction to opportunities in health professions with visits to colleges of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and allied health profession
- Discussion on cancer research areas in th Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, and learn about a variety of opportunities in cancer research professions
- Learn about research into cancer causes and cures, and about professions in cancer research
- Writing, learning, and study skills development
- Clinical exposure through small-group simulation experiences and seminars
- Exposure to a larger view of health care, health systems, and the social determinants of health
- An introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions
- Is a high school sophomore, junior, or senior at the time of application
- Has a GPA that is equal to or exceeds the 50th percentile of all applications received
- Identifies as American Indian/Alaska Native
- Comes from an economically or educationally disadvantaged background; and/or
- Has demonstrated an interest in issues affecting underserved populations
- Submits a compelling personal statement, diversity essay, and a strong letter of recommendation.
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