Health Career Scholars Academy at the University of Pittsburgh

  • Pittsburgh, PA



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  • Min. Session Length:
    4 Weeks
  • Min. Costs
  • Application Deadline:
  • Eligibility:
    Rising 11th, 12th; ages 15-18
  • Option Yes Residential
  • Option No Online Option
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About Us

In conjunction with the UPMC Health System, one of the country’s most respected medical centers, the University of Pittsburgh offers intensive and highly selective summer premed programs.

Students take five courses: Caring for Health, Thinking about Thinking, Learning Teams, Making a Difference, and a concentration course. As such, they cover important issues regarding healthcare systems and patient-centered care and spend time shadowing physicians.  They also undertake reflective writing activities and collaborate in small groups. Moreover, there are plenty of hands-on workshops and simulations along the way.

Additionally, there are five concentration course options: Behavioral Health, Public Health, Geriatrics Health, and Global Health. Each student will be assigned to one concentration, which they can rank in order of preference on the application. As part of their concentration, they will also participate in shadowing opportunities.

When they’re not in class, students enjoy social and recreational programming on the University of Pittsburgh campus. However, they can expect to spend most evenings completing assignments.

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