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Summer Health Careers Institute

Summer Health Careers Institute -- will return in 2018


The mission of the Summer Health Careers Institute is to encourage underrepresented high school students from all regions of the state to pursue a career in health care. By fostering high academic performance, identifying and utilizing available resources, mentoring and enhancing social skills through university-based programs and activities, the institute seeks to facilitate the transition from high school to college and increase the student’s potential for successful completion of health professional education.


  • To encourage high school students with interests and abilities in math and science to pursue health careers.
  • To provide these students with information and experience that will help them make intelligent educational career choices.

During this seven-day program students from all over the state will come together to explore various medical health professions as well as have the opportunity to tour health care facilities; discuss career options with professors and health practitioners; and shadow a health professional during the trip to the University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus "job shadow day" in Aurora.

Health Career Exploration and Education Program

The Colorado AHEC Program works with the Office of Development (CU Foundation) to raise money for room and board, meals and all activities so that there is little to no expense to the students. Housing is at a local college campus dorm setting with 24-hour supervision by AHEC staff, counselors and volunteers. Applicants must be 16 years of age to participate in the Institute.

For more information, contact:  or 303-724-6489

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