THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PIPELINE PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PIPELINE PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

THE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES PIPELINE PROGRAM

 

 

 

CREATING A PIPELINE

A major challenge in our industry is combating the healthcare workforce shortages that our nation is facing. The state of Delaware is not immune to this issue. We must recruit and develop highly educated professionals — the future leaders of the healthcare profession. With a focus on Delawareans and underrepresented students, the UD College of Health Sciences Pipeline Program exposes elementary and high school students to the breadth of health sciences career choices and aids in preparation for the academic rigor of higher education.

Health Sciences Summer Camp

We provide a deep exploration into health sciences majors and careers in an on-campus, college experience. The camp includes a broad variety of health sciences and college preparatory topics.

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HOSA Future Health Professionals

We work collaboratively with the Delaware Department of Education to support this fantastic health sciences organization, which includes public high schools throughout the state. HOSA prepares students for higher education by developing technical, leadership, and teamwork skills.

Visit the HOSA website

Mentoring

Our undergraduate students and UD employees act as a resource for high school students. Mentoring topics include the college application process, personal goals, and much more.

Learn about becoming a mentor

Field Trips

Groups can visit the incredible STAR Health Sciences Complex and, starting in late 2018, the STAR Tower. Visits range from brief overviews to full-day, interactive experiences.

Request a field trip

Dual Credit Classes

Our University faculty teach select dual-credit classes in local high schools. These introductory level courses are open to both juniors and seniors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Alyssa Benjamin, Pipeline Program Coordinator:
chs-pipeline@udel.edu

“We are committed to this program for the long-term. In many health professions, our state is experiencing significant shortages. In a critical industry like healthcare, that has big implications. If we are going to enhance healthcare delivery, we need to prepare and inspire ambitious, young Delawareans from diverse backgrounds on the path to higher education and health sciences careers.”

– Kathleen S. Matt, Dean of the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences

“This camp has certainly opened my eyes to truly see how big the medical field is. I still wish to continue on my path into medicine although I now have a deeper interest in pursuing my education at UD.”

– 2017 Summer camp participant

“All of the speakers gave me insight to a different field; they have certainly expanded my horizon. The professors and speakers seem to really support us as students and what we want to do in the future and it gave me a boost of confidence and newfound excitement for going to college.”

– Introduction to Health Sciences student Natalia Gonzalez, Newark High School

“This camp has certainly opened my eyes to truly see how big the medical field is. I still wish to continue on my path into medicine although I now have a deeper interest in pursuing my education at UD.”

– 2017 Summer camp participant

“It empowered me by giving me relevant information that I required in context of college courses and extracurricular activities. Alongside all that, I received information on what certain jobs entail.”

– 2017 Summer camp participant