Programs for Youth & Undergrads
Exploring the health sciences at a young age helps learners develop skills that are necessary for future careers in related fields. And as a college student, meaningful experiences within the health professions cultivate leadership skills that can be applied to transform care.
Dell Medical School is committed to creating such opportunities — what we call “pathways” — for local youth and young adults, with a focus on those from traditionally underrepresented areas of the community.
Through the Clinical Undergraduate Shadowing Program, prospective genetic counseling students shadow a genetic counselor at the Livestrong Cancer Institutes at UT Health Austin, observing telehealth visits, clinical huddles and tumor boards.
Each summer, middle and high school students from across Central Texas spend two weeks at UT Austin learning about a variety of health professions through hands-on activities.
The Health Sciences Yearlong Academy offers high school students the opportunity to participate in monthly sessions covering health sciences, college readiness, strategies for a successful mentor experience, collaborative projects and health professions guest speakers.
Through Dell Medical School, health science middle school and high school students and their teachers take experiences from the Livestrong Foundation’s award-winning Livestrong at School online cancer curriculum beyond the classroom to discuss cancer and careers with clinicians, researchers, community organizations and cancer survivors.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that empowers bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency. Dell Medical School sponsors the UT Austin chapter of Stop the Bleed, which frequently hosts free trainings on basic bleeding control techniques. All are welcome to attend!
The Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology aims to empower high school student leaders who identify as female with experiences, activities and discussions that introduce them to the incredible breadth of career and leadership opportunities in the field of oncology.
The Summer Chemistry for Pre-Health Professions program provides students with a foundation in general chemistry to help close the gap in what is considered a “weed-out” class that has a high potential to impact whether students change their major or career path.
Undergraduate students are eligible for this experience focused on cancer-related research. Fellows come from universities across the U.S. to spend 10 weeks in laboratories at the Dell Medical School and UT Austin.
UT Austin graduate and undergraduate students as well as recent grads can gain experience in technology commercialization, entrepreneurship and more through this semester-long position.