Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Inc. is pleased to announce its 13th annual AHEC Summer Health Career Academy for academically inclined ninth and tenth grade students from seven southwestern Pennsylvania counties. These are Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland. Download the 2015 Health Career Academy brochure here. The cost for the program is $150, which includes tuition, course materials, field trips, and lunch during the academy. Scholarships are available for those who demonstrate the need.
The Health Career Academy will take place for five days, July 20-24, 2015 on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The academy is designed for current ninth and tenth grade students who are interested in learning about opportunities in various health careers and the academic preparation necessary for these careers.
Students will meet and talk to practicing health care professionals, engage in health career activities, learn to monitor vital signs, engage in hands on medical procedures, learn basic medical terminology, and receive training in leadership skills.
Transportation may be arranged on an as needed basis to Pitt’s Oakland campus daily. Lunch will be provided for students each day.
- Complete the application. (Download 2015 HCA Application)
- Include a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.
- Include a one-page letter of interest, written by the student, expressing interest in the program.
Scholarships available upon request.
All applications must be received by Thursday, April 30, 2015.
Southwest Pennsylvania AHEC, Inc.
6 Loop St. Suite 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
For additional information, please call: 412-408-3485