The following programs and groups provide opportunities for K-12 students interested in becoming a health professional.
“One of the major goals of NC-HCAP is to grow the health care workforce of tomorrow by increasing an interest in health careers among our young people today. Each year, we sponsor a number of fun, hands-on health exploration programs and activities throughout the state, at absolutely NO COST to our students.”
- NC Health Careers (sponsored by NC AHEC)
“Welcome to NC Health Careers — your roadmap to becoming a health care professional! Sponsored by the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, this site is here to help you find all the information you need to prepare you for your journey.”
- Health Professions Recruitment Exposure Program (HPREP) (sponsored by UNC SNMA)
“Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program “HPREP” is an outreach program designed to provide high school students with the opportunity to interact with medical students, faculty and health professionals.”
The purpose of this program is to increase exposure of minority and underrepresented middle school students to careers in the allied health professions.
- Youth Science Enrichment Program (YSEP) (sponsored by UNC SNMA)
“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)”
“This Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Information website represents one of the many initiatives to educate, inform, and advocate for strengthening the role of parents, families, and communities.”
Division of the Student Affairs Office that provide services and resources to help students choose and prepare for their careers, learn job search skills and find employment.
- The AAMC has compiled a list of research grants and scholarship opportunities for medical students. https://www.aamc.org/download/266720/data/scholarshipgrantopportunities.pdf