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High School Summer Program

Join our program for graduating high school seniors interested in biomedical sciences.

The Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation High School Summer Program in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Health Professions is a seven-week research program for college-bound students graduating from Texas High Schools in Spring 2014.

Who should apply?     Current Texas High School Seniors who plan to enter
college for academic year 2014 - 2015
Why the King Foundation Summer Program?Enables participants to master Advanced Diagnostic
and Therapeutic Laboratory techniques and explore
the fields of Radiation Therapy, Medical Dosimetry,
and Diagnostic Imaging
When is the seven-week program?June 9, 2014 – July 25, 2014

Participants will work with School of Health Professions faculty five days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the state-of-the art School of Health Professions facilities, located within the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The program offers seven weeks of hands-on experience in mastering college-level molecular, cellular and microbiological laboratory techniques, as well as participating in in-depth workshops in Medical Dosimetry, Radiation Therapy and Diagnostic Imaging.

Emphasis is placed on the importance of the basic principles that form the foundation for scientific investigation and diagnostic testing. Throughout the seven-week program, participants will become aware of the variety of professional and graduate academic career paths associated with the nine Bachelor of Science programs that make up the School of Health Professions.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour MD Anderson and other Texas Medical Center facilities and are welcome to attend the MD Anderson Summer Experience College Program Lecture Series. At the conclusion of the seven weeks, students will share their experiences during a last-day celebration and luncheon, and will approach their upcoming college term with increased proficiency and confidence.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the program, students must have completed their senior year at a Texas high school prior to the start of the program. This is a competitive program and a review committee will evaluate each application for a demonstration of scientific aptitude, a record of academic achievement, and an interest in pursuing an undergraduate or graduate career in a professional health care field.


Participants in the program will receive a stipend of $2,000.00 for the seven-week period. This stipend is not a salary and is meant solely to subsidize cost of living expenses for students so that they may participate in the program.


For participants whose permanent residence is more than 20 miles distant from the School of Health Professions (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030) the Summer Program will consider providing dormitory housing at  nearby Rice University.

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Online Application

Applications for Summer 2015 will be accepted December 1, 2014 through January 16, 2015. 



If you have questions or would like more information about the 2014 Summer Science Program for college-bound students graduating from Texas High Schools in 2014, please contact:


Mailing Address

High School Summer Science Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 0002
Houston, TX 77030

Program Dates

King Foundation Summer Program for Graduating HS Seniors

  • April 1, 2014- Acceptance Notification  first round
    Reply deadline April 7
  • April 8, 2014 - Acceptance Notification second round if needed
    Reply deadline April 14
  • April 15, 2014 Notification of non-accepted applicants

Time line for accepted students:

  • Documentation Due - Competitive & Independent:
    May 1, 2014 TIER 2 All additional documentation due
  • May 19, 2014 Appointment letter extended to student
  • May 26, 2014 Deadlines
    Signed Appointment letter submitted through Discover  
    Photograph submitted through Discover
  • Online On boarding DEADLINE:
    May 26, 2014
  • Summer Experience Check-In:
    June 9, 2014 7:30am School of Health Professions
  • Summer Experience ends:
    July 25, 2014

Calendar of Events

Welcome and Onboarding
June 9, 2014


Lunch Lecture
June 13, 2014

Lunch Lecture
June 20, 2014

Lunch Lecture
June 27, 2014

Lunch Lecture
July 11, 2014

Lunch Lecture
July 18, 2014


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