Health Professions Enrichment Program for 9th & 10th graders

Program date: January - May, 2018
Application deadline: November 25

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, in partnership with Virginia Tech’s College Access Collaborative is excited to launch the Health Professions Enrichment Program, an educational outreach program for 50 high-potential 9th and 10th grade students who are passionate about science and health-related careers.

The program will give the students a realistic look at what life is like as a pre-med student, medical student, and a medical professional. The program will consist of Saturday sessions at Virginia Tech’s Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke that provides hand-on, minds-on opportunities to learn about medical careers, problem-based learning, teamwork, conflict-resolution, and utilizing your strengths.

Students are required to remain fully engaged with the program from January to May.

Program dates are 9:00AM - 12:30PM:

  • January 20
  • March 10
  • May 19

Highly motivated and engaged 10th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a summer residential program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg that will enhance their exposure to and knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health disciplines (STEM-H), as well as heighten awareness of career opportunities in the health professions.

We ask that teachers or counselors encourage students to complete the required online application form. The application forms requires students to write a brief statement that describes their interest in a medical career with an outline of future educational goals.

Teachers: please invite 9th and 10th graders who have expressed an interest in or exhibit strong potential for a career in the medical profession to apply by November 25. Selected students will be notified by December 1.

Please contact Karen Eley Sanders at 540-231-4925 or kesanders@carilionclinic.org if you have questions or need additional information.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Karen Eley Sanders
Associate Vice Provost for College Access
Chief Diversity Officer, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
207 W. Roanoke Street (0543)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Phone: (540) 231-4925 / Fax: (540) 231-1330 Email: kesanders@carilionclinic.org