health sciences summer camp

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alyssa benjamin

Pipeline Director

High school campers immersed in UD Health Sciences:

The University of Delaware College of Health Sciences is training the next generation of healthcare leaders. Are you one of them?


About the Program

The Health Sciences Summer Camp supports diversity and excellence in health profession education for students from racial and ethnic populations that are traditionally underrepresented. High school students are invited to apply for this five-day college immersion camp that is designed to prepare them for healthcare careers and the next stage of higher education. Students will interact with faculty, researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate mentors. The camp experience focuses on a variety of health science programs including Nutrition, Health Behavior Science, Nursing, Public Health, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Biotechnology, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Program Dates: June 21, 2021 – June 25, 2021

The cost of the program is free. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s commitment to the health and safety of the community, the 2021 Health Sciences Summer Camp will take place online.



  • Rising 10th, 11th, 12th grade students 

  • Member of one or more groups (first-generation college, underrepresented minority)
    Underrepresented applicants are defined as:
    • African American 

    • Hispanic or Latino

    • American Indian or Alaska Native 

    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

  • U.S. Residents 


Application Instructions:

  • Letter of Interest: Submit a well written statement answering the following:
    • Why are you interested in a career in health sciences?
    • What impact do you want to make in healthcare?
    • How do you identify with the eligibility criteria for this program?
  • Transcript: Please upload a copy of your current high school transcript


  • Application Period: February 15, 2021 – April 30, 2021 11:59PM


For More information or questions – Please contact Alyssa Benjamin via email at