Group of students examines creek formations during an outdoor excursion in a earth sciences class

Health Sciences
Pipeline Program

Creating a Pipeline


A major challenge in the healthcare industry is combating the workforce shortages that our nation is facing. The state of Delaware is not immune to this issue. As a leader in health sciences training, we must recruit and develop highly educated professionals — the future leaders of healthcare professions. With a focus on Delawareans and underrepresented minority students, UD’s “College of Health Sciences Pipeline Program” exposes middle and high school students to the breadth of health science career choices and aids in preparation for the academic rigor of higher education. It is our mission to train and mentor future healthcare professionals to dismantle barriers and have the cultural competence to interact effectively in diversifying the nation and world.


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alyssa benjamin

Pipeline Director


Jordan Carr

Darshil Patel

Mariam Ahmed

Ashley Fox

Cindy Iheanacho