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Health Sciences Yearlong Academy

Members of the 2020 Health Sciences Yearlong Academy together in an auditorium at Dell Med.

About the Experience

From September to May, students participate in monthly Saturday sessions at Dell Med. Sessions are comprised of a four-hour period in which students work on an interest-based project, learn about health sciences and college readiness, hear guest speakers discuss their personal and professional experiences, and work with mentors to build both academic and personal skills.

Collaboration, Mentorship & College Readiness

  • For the sessions dedicated to an interest-based project, students choose an area of focus and develop a project with the goal of directly impacting the local community.
  • The academy’s mentorship sessions are made of both Dell Med students and Health Sciences Summer Camps counselors, who aid students with their school work and develop mentor-mentee relationship skills.
  • The academy also promotes college readiness to participating students by sharing valuable information and best practices related to financial aid, important college deadlines, essay writing, course and major selection, and college applications.
Members of the Health Sciences Yearlong Academy in a group photo outside of Dell Medical School.
Members of the Health Sciences Yearlong Academy in group photo.
A lecturer facilitating a discussion for one of Dell Med's youth programs.


The Health Sciences Yearlong Academy is open to 10th through 12th grade Health Sciences Summer Camps alumni.

How to Participate

Eligible students who are interested in participating in the academy are invited to contact the program to receive enrollment details.