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Creating Leaders in Medicine and Beyond

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The Creating Leaders in Medicine and Beyond, or CLIMB, program at Dell Medical School provides an opportunity for students to further develop critical-thinking skills, interact with health professionals from various fields to gain exposure to related career opportunities and build academic and personal confidence from mentors and instructors.

These experiences encourage the early cultivation of health profession identities in students and support a pathway toward careers that revolutionize how we get and stay healthy.

About the Program

CLIMB Curriculum

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CLIMB program will occur virtually summer 2021. Students in grades 3-5 will learn from instructors and health care professionals via Canvas and Zoom to understand how professionals interpret and address health problems that affect local communities.

The 2021 pilot year will also provide daily immersive, interactive math lessons aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards as a way to combat math learning loss during the pandemic and promote the experiences, attributes and skills needed to enter and thrive in health care careers.

For additional information and general questions, email the program.

2021 Program Dates

Selected students from participating schools will partaking in the program from Aug. 9-13.

Program hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participating Schools

Students from the following schools at each grade level are nominated by math and science teachers

  • Rodriguez Elementary School
  • Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary School

Program Partners

  • Austin Independent School District
  • Del Valle Independent School District
  • Dove Springs Proud
  • East Austin Youth Foundation
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Thinkery


There is no cost to participate in the CLIMB program.