2019 Summer High School Program accepting applications

2019 Summer High School Program accepting applications

By: HIPRC Date: February 7th, 2019

High school students with an interest in public health and medicine are invited to apply to the 2019 INSIGHT Summer High School Program, which will run July 15-Aug. 9, 2019.

The program emphasizes hands-on learning about public health, research and medicine, including opportunities to learn from medical professionals, tour medical and scientific facilities at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, and develop and present group projects at the INSIGHT Research Symposium on Aug. 6.

The program is open to students who will enter grades 10-12 or their first year of college in the fall, and applications close March 17. Tuition for the four-week program is $2,400, with some need-based scholarships available.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand core public health concepts
  • Conduct public health field research data collection and analysis
  • Practice and improve critical thinking, public speaking, and data visualization skills
  • Complete a public health capstone project on a predetermined injury prevention topic
  • Better understand the importance of social justice as it relates to the individual and community health

Activities and Experiences:

  • Participate in hands-on laboratory activities focused on brain science
  • Tour UW Medicine’s clinical and research facilities
  • Hear firsthand what it takes to pursue a career in a number of medical and scientific fields
  • Attend injury research seminars
  • Meet with researchers in HIPRC’s network of science and medical professionals

Learn more and apply at the INSIGHT High School Program website. For specific questions not answered on the website, contact INSIGHT Program Supervisor at InjuryED@uw.edu.