Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology
According to the National Science Board, women make up only 29% of the science and engineering workforce, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology reports that about a third of oncologists are women.
The Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology aims to change these trends by empowering Central Texas high school students 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.
Students are expected to complete pre-readings and online training in advance of the program, participate in all discussions and activities and work within teams to complete a research project during their two weeks on campus. At the program’s conclusion, they present their project to the Livestrong Cancer Institutes and participating Dell Medical School faculty and staff, family and friends.
How to Participate
For the 2023 year, SHE in Oncology will take place over two weeks in July, Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exact dates for the 2023 program to be determined.
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 will accept 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 two essays, three references and parental consent.
Note: Applications for the 2023 program will open March 2023.
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.