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High School Students

Welcome! As one of the most active biomedical research institutions in the nation, we are pleased that you have decided to check us out – and perhaps become part of “how science works” at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences.  

Health Sciences Research Training Program

The Research Training Program is an unpaid, noncredit educational experience designed to foster student interest in areas of science, medicine, and other health professions. Each student in the program will have a faculty mentor. We will make every effort to find interested trainees a place in a lab, but we cannot guarantee a placement. Learn more about the RTP and how to Apply.

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Health Careers Scholars Academy

This is a four-week residential academic program held in June and July at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for high school students interested in learning more about health care careers. The program focuses on exposing students to the world of health care, including issues of primary care, prevention, public health, and a wide variety of career opportunities in the field.  Students must be a current high school sophomore or junior and at least 15 years of age at the time of application.  Learn more about the Academy and how to Apply.

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The Hillman Academy (UPMC Hillman Cancer Center)

This is an eight-week program for rising high school seniors and exceptional rising high school juniors that provides fifty-six students with unique and complex research learning experiences in areas including cancer biology, women's cancer, tumor immunology, drug discovery (see DiSCoBio, above), and Computer Sciences, Biological Sciences & Biological Informatics (CoSBBI). Learn more about the Hillman Academy and how to Apply.