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Deadline Extended for FREE Health Careers Summer Program for Rising 12th Graders

Apr 27, 2021 12:48:53 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

CALLING ALL RISING 12th GRADE STUDENTS! (Currently in 11th grade) We have a FREE Statewide Health Careers Summer Program for you, Deadline to apply has been extended until May 3rd!

The North Carolina AHEC Pre-Scholars Institute aims to provide professional development and mentoring to historically underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in health care. Students will thoroughly enjoy health science workshops taught by health science faculty from across the state of NC, health care professional guest speakers, games and more! Our goal is to expose and prepare teens for a variety of careers in healthcare in a fun and exciting way. We believe in funrichment (fun+enrichment)! The content will be delivered via live webinar and online modules.

Program Information:

July 12-16, 2021 | 8:45 AM – 12:15 PM. All meetings will be hosted via live webinar.


To Apply: (Deadline to apply has been extended until May 3, 2021)

  1. Download this Packet and Fill Out Application
  2. Email To mgmills@wakehealth.edu

Participants will be notified via email by May 10, 2021.


prescholars instituteTo be eligible to participate, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Rising seniors from across the state of NC
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Affiliated or recommended by a NC AHEC Program
  • Access to internet
Program Fees: No Cost to the Student Supported in part:
  • HRSA Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement Award
  • NC AHEC Program
  • North Carolina Alliance for Health Professions Diversity

highschoolkidsWhat’s In It For the students (tentative activities):
  • Meet students from across the state of NC
  • Health science enrichment taught by college level faculty from across the state of NC
  • Health science games! Fun! Fun! Fun!
  • Health Science College Recruitment Fair – meet college admissions representatives from across the state of NC
  • Opportunity to be paired with a mentor after the conclusion of the program
  • Looks GREAT on your college application!




Tags: health careers, students

Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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