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| LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is now accepting applications to the Health Career University, a program for students interested in pursuing a career in the industry healthcare or research.
Health Career University offers high school and undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups exposure to health care careers and assistance in getting into medical school.
The application deadline is February 18 for the Health Career University programs in Little Rock and Pine Bluff.
The Research summer internship The program is open to students in their last two years of high school or first two years of college. This eight-week program allows students to broaden their understanding of healthcare careers by spending five days a week in laboratory settings, working with mentors, and learning how to conduct science-based research. This program is available in Little Rock from May 26th through August. 4.
Freshman and sophomore students can also learn more about careers in healthcare through the Pre-Health Scholars Summer Program. Attendees learn about cutting-edge medical treatments and technologies and have the opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the healthcare industry. This program, available in Little Rock and Pine Bluff, runs June 5-30.
The eight weeks Pre-Medical Summer Scholars program focuses on getting students into medical school. Premedical students receive mentorship from faculty members and medical students and receive professional assistance with preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and their medical school applications. This schedule, which runs from June 5 to August 5. 4, is available in Little Rock and Pine Bluff.
Health Career University also helps students through the Trace HBCU Med Program, a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Philander Smith College. Students of those historically black colleges and universities receive career guidance and academic resources from UAMS.
The HBCU Med Track includes two one-year program options. The Anesthesia Tech Pipeline program works with students who have graduated but are unwilling to go directly to medical school, serving as a gap year during which students are trained and hired as anesthesia technicians at UAMS. The Serving Underrepresented Populations through Engagement and Research (SUPER) program, which begins in July and ends in May, teaches college students what it means to be a researcher.
Most programs offer stipends to students who participate.
To see program requirements and apply, visit https://ddei.uams.edu/outreach-programs/health-career-u/. Those interested in receiving more information can email [email protected]
UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, health professions, and public health; a graduate school; an hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a state health system that includes all of UAMS’s clinical practice. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,240 students, 913 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 11,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide patient care at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center, and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, ChirpingYouTube or Instagram.