Alaskan students who have recently completed grades 11 and 12 may apply to this free program if they meet one or more of the following qualifications: are economically disadvantaged or come from an ethnic minority background, live in a rural area of Alaska, are a first-generation American or speak English as a second language. The six-week program encourages students to pursue their interest in a career in medicine or another healthcare field through educational enrichment activities and job shadowing. Boys and girls also gain an introduction to college life. During the session, students complete a public health research project; rising seniors will share these projects with their home communities during the following school year.
|Name||University of Alaska-Anchorage—Della Keats Health Sciences Summer Program|
|Program Focuses & Features||Medicine/Healthcare|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||12-PG|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 17-18|
|Director||Ian van Tets & Rene V. Contreras, Co-Directors|
|Residential Fee||Free (in-state residents). 6 weeks.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-July; 1 session, 6 weeks long|