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Health Professions Enrichment Program for 9th & 10th graders

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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 annual educational outreach program for 40 high-potential 9th & 10th grade students who are passionate about science and health-related careers

We will host the program in two locations to accomodate students in the Southwest and Southside regions. The Southwest program will take place at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine campus in Roanoke and the Southside program will take place at SOVAH Health in Danville.

Health Professions Enrichment Program (HPEP) 2018

The program provides 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 two Saturday sessions at either the Virginia Tech’s Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke or SOVAH Health in Danville 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 during both sessions.

As a capstone, current rising 10th grade HPEP students will have the opportunity to participate in a 4-day 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. Our summer residential program will be in June.
Deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 JumpStart program has passed. Applications for 2024-2025 will open on August 2024.
If you are interested in participating in this or other youth programs at VTCSOM, please provide your contact information so we can add you to the listserv.

Please contact Stephanie Picado at if you have questions or need additional information.