The University of Pittsburgh Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) and the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship (PSGE) at Lehigh University, former Governor’s School Program, are accepting applications for the 2013 summer programs. Current high school sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. Applications due date is February 15, 2013, but all are encouraged to apply early. Limited partial scholarships are available for students of need.
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. In addition, two job shadowing experiences offer attendees the opportunity to observe local health care professionals interacting with patients, delivering care, and performing their daily duties. The living-learning experience will prepare students to be empathetic and culturally competent in their careers, understand what courses of action is necessary for them to reach their goals, and incorporate what they learn into a medical profession.
The purpose of the PSGE program is to expose students to the topics of entrepreneurship, global networking, team building, project management, leadership, and working in a culturally diverse environment. All students will attend core courses, elective courses, and entrepreneurial exchanges with leaders from business, industry, government, education, and the non-profit community. Entrepreneurial excursions to local sites of interest including field trips to New York City and Harrisburg will be a part of the weekly schedule. Working in teams according to skill and interest areas, students are assigned to a real-world company where they will spend on day a week working on a project and problem-solving for that organization. Students prepare a formal marketing or business plan and presentation for the company executives.