This experience provides a venue for high school students in the greater Galveston
County area to explore the wide variety of biomedical and health careers available
at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Participants in the career academy will spend five, full days on campus:
- Exploring various careers through tours, presentations and a variety of hands-on
activities in state-of-the-art learning facilities in UTMB’s School of Nursing,
School of Medicine, School of Health Professions and the Graduate School of Biomedical
- Learning about the educational requirements for these careers, how to academically
prepare for them and admission processes.
- Shadowing role models and more!
Open to all high school students who will be 16 years old by academy start date
and who have at least a 2.5 grade point average on a four-point scale. Must have
transportation to and from campus.
Note: UTMB will NOT provide housing of any kind for participants in the program. Students must live or secure housing within
a 50 mile radius of UTMB. If you are outside a driving commute distance of 50 miles, please have your parent/guardian attach
a letter confirming that you have secured a place of residence for this program. Also indicate how you will travel to and from
campus. We will not review your application without this information. Program dates are June 27-July 1, 2016.
The cost is free, but class size is very limited.
You must complete and submit the online application, as well as mail/fax the supporting
documentation by the indicated deadlines. The supporting documentation includes
the Participation Agreement, Parental Consent Form, Information Release Statement,
and Recommendation Forms. Incomplete applications will
not be considered.
You must complete and submit the online application, as well as the supporting documentation, by 12:00:00 PM Friday, April 8, 2016.
You are encouraged to submit your application in advance of the deadline to avoid missing the application window.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Approximately 3-4 weeks after the application deadline, acceptance and rejection letters will be emailed/mailed to the applicant’s reported address, upon committee review of the completed application and supporting documentation.
Only the Counselor and Teacher Recommendation forms may be faxed to (409) 750-9914. No other faxes will be accepted.
All other documentation should be mailed to:
Alicia C. Simmons
Summer Biomedical Health Careers Academy
UTMB Office of Educational Outreach / Science Education
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0981