Starting this month, 19 of the top science students from Tarrant County College will visit The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth campus for the inaugural Summer Academy of Health Sciences.
The program, a partnership with TCC, gives historically excluded student groups a first-hand look at educational and career opportunities in health care and science.
Students will visit HSC each Tuesday from July 11 through Aug. 8 to tour labs and meet with admissions, faculty and students from each of HSC’s schools. They will also participate in hands-on learning experiences like casting and splinting, compounding prescriptions, forensic anthropology and DNA experiments, and drug research and development as well as self-reflection exercises including finding their “why.”
“Programs such as SAHS are an invaluable way to build strong relationships with our community partners and introduce prospective students to the environment and culture here at HSC in a fun and unique way,” said Roxanne Zascavage, PhD, assistant professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics at the School of Biomedical Sciences.
“The theme for this year’s Academy is Whole Health for a Whole Community, which embodies the core values of HSC. We are thrilled to have partnered with TCC to educate these bright young learners on how all our schools operate as a single institution, each playing a role in providing whole health care for individuals and communities.”
Throughout the monthlong program, TCC will also host the students at their Trinity River Campus.
The SAHS program continues HSC’s longstanding commitment to exposing high school and undergraduate students to career opportunities and mentorship in health care and science.
Learn more about the Summer Academy of Health Sciences: https://www.tccd.edu/academics/courses-and-programs/partner-programs/summer-academy-health-sciences/