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Kentucky High Schoolers Are Invited to Apply for UK Health Career Programs

LEXINGTON, KY. (Jan. 25, 2016) – The University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is now accepting applications for two three-week Summer Health Career Programs held on the University of Kentucky campus from June 11 to June 30, 2017.

High school sophomores are invited to apply to the Summer Enrichment Program, which is designed to provide students an insight into college life. Students accepted into the program will spend their time observing and learning from UK faculty, health professionals and students in health fields; they will also attend biology, chemistry and physics classes.

The Health Researchers Youth Academy is open to current high school juniors. During this camp students are provided an opportunity to learn about health care research and develop an understanding of the requirements for fields of study leading to a career. Students accepted into the program will attend physiology classes, observe research model presentations by UK faculty and complete a literature reviews leading to the development and production of a health research poster presentation which will be displayed at the closing ceremony.

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 successfully pursue educational programs and careers in 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 Students can visit the AHEC site to complete the online program application. To be considered, applicants must be a resident of Kentucky and all applicant materials must be completed and submitted by March 6, 2017.