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    University of Pittsburgh: Health Career Scholars Academy

    University of Pittsburgh: Health Career Scholars Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Healthcare
    • Selective: Yes
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The dynamic world of health care plus the expertise of University of Pittsburgh academics and facilities. This educational mixture shapes a unique, academically rigorous, hands-on campus experience for students attending the Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) each summer. The Academy is often a springboard for future studies in medicine. Open to current high school sophomores or juniors at least 15 years of age.

    UPHCSA Concentration Courses

    All students are assigned to a concentration course to pursue one area of study in depth. The courses vary from year to year, but in the past have included health care for the chronically ill, family and child health, behavioral health, geriatrics, global health and public health. Every effort is made to match students with their first choice, but if demand exceeds space, some may be assigned to their second or third choice.