AHEC Summer Camp Applications Open to High School Sophomore, Juniors Interested in Health Careers

The University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is now accepting applications for its 2016 Summer Health Career programs for high school-age students aspiring to enter the health profession.

AHEC will host a four-week Summer Enrichment Program on the University of Kentucky campus from June 19 to July 15, 2016. Students accepted into the Summer Enrichment Program will observe and learn from UK faculty members, health professionals and health profession students. Students will attend classes in biology, chemistry and physics. The Summer Enrichment Program is open to current high school sophomores and is designed to provide students with insight into college life.

The Health Researchers Youth Academy is a two-week program also held on the University of Kentucky campus beginning July 5 and ending July 15. The Health Researchers Youth Academy provides students an opportunity to learn about health care research and to understand some of the requirements for majors leading to a career in those fields. Students accepted into the program will attend classes in physiology, observe research model presentations by UK faculty, and complete a literature review leading to the development and production of a health research poster presentation to be displayed at the closing ceremony. The Health Researchers Youth Academy is open to current high school juniors.

Both the Summer Enrichment Program and the Health Researchers Youth Academy are residential camps designed to increase the number of disadvantaged and under-represented students who pursue educational programs and careers in the health professions. There is no cost to students to enroll and attend the summer programs. Housing and meals are provided. For more information contact Michael Witt, UK health careers coordinator, at 859-323-1378 or Michael.Witt@uky.edu

To complete the online application, click here. To be considered, applicants must be a resident of Kentucky and all applicant material must be completed and submitted by March 25, 2016.

MEDIA CONTACT: Elizabeth Adams, elizabethadams@uky.edu