Resource: University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)
Website: University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)
University: University of Pittsburgh
Description: The goal of the UPHCSA is to introduce students to the world of health care, including issues of primary care, prevention, public health, human growth and development, and areas of practice. Students will participate in hands-on learning, core courses, concentration courses, small discussion groups, simulations, team projects, presentations and multiple site visits. The living-learning experience will prepare students to be empathetic and culturally competent in their careers, understand what course of action is necessary for them to reach their goals, and incorporate what they learn into a medical profession.

Comments: Contributed by: Student on 1/27/2008
I attended it in 2007 and highly recommend it. Make sure your proposal for the chief essay, public service, is realistic and achievable and well organized. Mine is available on my website:

Contributed by: Student on 4/27/2006
This truly is an amazing, but rigorus, opportunity for any student interested in health care. The work required is demanding, but the benefits far outweigh any negative. I attended in 2005; this program is incredible.

Contributed by: Student on 11/25/2005
I attended PGSHC this past summer (2005). It was an amazing experience and I am so glad I had it. I feel that I am prepared for college far more than most of my classmates.

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