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 healthcare professions. With a focus on Delawareans and underrepresented students, UD’s “College of Health Sciences Pipeline Program” exposes elementary, middle, and high school students to the breadth of health science career choices and aids in preparation for the academic rigor of higher education.
HEALTH SCIENCES SUMMER CAMP
We provide 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.
HOSA FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
We work collaboratively with the Delaware Department of Education to support Delaware HOSA Future Health Professionals. The organization, which includes members in public high schools throughout the state, is designed to prepare health science students for higher education by developing technical, leaderships, and teamwork skills.
Our undergraduates act as a resource for high school students, mentoring on the college application process, personal goals, financial aid and much more.
DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES
Our University faculty teach select dual-credit classes in local high schools. These introductory level courses are open to both juniors and seniors.
MEET THE PIPELINE COORDINATOR
Alyssa Benjamin joined the College of Health Sciences in September 2016. She is an alumna of Appoquinimink High School 12’ and University of Delaware 16’. As an undergraduate student, she majored in Health Behavior Science and minored in Public Health. She is passionate about serving others and promoting health. She serves as a Wellbeing Ambassador through Employee Health and Wellbeing at the University of Delaware.