Youth Science Enrichment Program - YSEP

Application for YSEP 2015

What is YSEP?

Youth Science Enrichment Program “YSEP" is an outreach program designed to provide fourth and fifth grade students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty and health professionals. YSEP is sponsored by the UNC-CH Chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Who are YSEP students?


Elementary school students from across the Triangle and central NC area who are motivated and interested in medicine, allied health careers or science. YSEP is designed for members of minority ethnic groups, although others are welcome to apply.

What exactly happens at YSEP?

Students meet at Bondurant Hall located on the campus of UNC School of Medicine for seven Saturdays, January 17 - February 28 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. For the first 5 weeks there is about an hour of fun, interactive teaching of human body organ systems and diseases, gross anatomy labs (have you ever held a real human heart in your hands?!) and a discussion on the topic of the day. The last two weeks of the program are dedicated to health care discussions and student presentations*.


The academic coursework for YSEP 2014 includes the following topics:

The Cardiovascular System

The Respiratory System

The Musculoskeletal System

The Nervous System

The Gastrointestinal System

Public Health Care Issues/ Health Fair

Final Presentations and Banquet


*Parents/guardians are invited to watch students give a final presentation on a health topic they have learned about. Following presentations, there will be a special recognition luncheon for students and parents/guardians to close the program. All students will receive merit awards for successful completion of the program.

Additional Information:

Schedule: 10:00am – 3:00pm each Saturday from January 17 to February 28, 2015

(Student Check-In begins promptly at 9:45am)

Location: Bondurant Hall on the campus of UNC at Chapel Hill (on Columbia St)

Meals: Lunch provided

Transportation: Parents'/Guardians' responsibility

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Caleb Pearce or Eric Strand.


, YSEP Co-Coordinator

, YSEP Co-Coordinator

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