Health Leadership Apprentice Program
The Health Leadership Apprentice Program seeks to provide University of Texas at Austin and Huston-Tillotson University students opportunities to work with Dell Med faculty and staff, nonprofit organizations and the larger Austin community to enhance health and health care.
About the Program
For more information on the HLA program, please email the program coordinator.
Students are assigned to one of several “houses,” where they work as a team to collaborate with a local organization on a community health project through Dell Med’s Community-Driven Initiatives.
Students can partner with the incredible faculty and staff at Dell Med — as well as community partners — on their research and health projects that aim to transform health care.
After their first year in the HLA program, students are encouraged to pursue self-initiated projects based on their house project, a faculty/staff opportunity or an original idea.
Self-initiated projects allow students to work directly alongside Dell Med faculty and staff to create community, education, research and clinical care initiatives.
Students work with HLA staff on introductory research projects focused on health and well-being.
Apprentices hear from faculty and health care leaders in intimate settings where they can ask questions, get answers and discover what it means to transform health care at Dell Med.
Student leaders take the initiative to plan and implement service projects to the Austin community.
Areas of Impact
Apprentices learn how to take their ideas from the drawing board to the streets of Austin in support of Dell Med’s work to improve health in the local community as a model for the nation.
Apprentices build their leadership skills by attending workshops, participating in volunteer activities and gaining insights during staff office hours.
Apprentices get first-hand experience in the leading-edge health care research projects of Dell Med faculty and contribute as team members to advancing various fields in medicine.