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Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology

SHE program logo.

SHE faculty and staff explain how the program benefits young women considering a career in science.

Students are expected to complete orientation and training in advance of the program, participate in all discussions and activities, and work within teams to complete two different research projects during their two weeks in the virtual program. At the program’s conclusion, students present their projects to fellow program participants as well as faculty and staff across all participating cancer centers.

SHE program participants listing to a presenter in a classroom.
Attendees of the Summer Healthcare Experience in Cancer in front of the shell sculpture on Dell Med's campus.
A SHE participant talks one on one with a presenter.
Three SHE participants learning from an instructor in a lab.
SHE program participants talking observing a presenter.
Two SHE participants smiling.

How to Participate

For the 2023 year, SHE in Oncology takes place online from July 17 to July 28, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participating students have optional opportunities to meet in person before and after the program.

The program welcomes applications from Central Texas students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in the summer of 2023 and who have an interest in studying cancer/oncology, as well as the challenges faced by people who identify as female in the field of oncology.

The program accepts up to 20 Central Texas students who have completed their application on a first-come, first-served basis, with a waitlist if needed. The application includes an essay, three references and parental consent.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions about SHE, email the Livestrong Cancer Institutes admin.

The SHE program is still steadily growing. In the Austin area, it is available to the Austin Independent School District, Pflugerville Independent School District and Del Valle Independent School District high schools..

All participating students will receive direct communication from our program coordinators. For general questions, email the Livestrong Cancer Institutes admin or call the office at 512-495-5400.

Please stay in touch so we can keep you updated on future educational opportunities!

Join the Livestrong Cancer Institutes Alumni Group on LinkedIn, email the Livestrong Cancer Institutes admin or call the office at 512-495-5400 to let us know how you are doing and how we can continue to support you.