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.
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.
Online Application Form
Applications for Summer 2014 will be accepted December 16, 2013 through February 28, 2014.
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:
High School Summer Science Program
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 0002
Houston, TX 77030
- Acceptance Notification Deadline - Competitive:
April 1, 2014
- Documentation Due - Competitive & Independent:
May 1, 2014
- Appointment Letter Received:
May 19, 2014
- Online Onboarding Complete:
May 26, 2014
- Summer Experience Check-In:
June 9, 2014
- Summer Experience ends:
July 25, 2014
Calendar of Events
Welcome and Onboarding
June 9, 2014
June 13, 2014
June 20, 2014
June 27, 2014
July 11, 2014
July 18, 2014