Get Connected at Any Level

Whether you’re in high school or already at the collegiate level,
we have resources to help you explore a career in the health sciences and get to know UT Health San Antonio.

We welcome students, who are 16-18 or who are in college, back to campus for in-person educational activities,  or to volunteer or work in our research labs. We strongly encourage the students to be fully vaccinated before they come onto campus.  If they are not vaccinated,  we will offer vaccinations through our hub if students are planning to stay on campus longer than 30 days. Please click on programs tab for more information.


Don’t SugarCoat Diabetes Interactive Sessions. The Don’t sugarcoat Diabetes project is a community service-learning project and initiative that has been going on since 2016. It has been led by healthcare professions students with the goal of educating you about diabetes, its risk factors, and prevention. This virtual, or in person,  seminar will consist of a Powerpoint with interactive activities and games embedded  keep students engaged while learning important concepts. There will be a brief pre and post surveys for all attendees to measure the knowledge gained from attending our seminar with incentives for participation.  Diabetes affects so many people in our world today, so our professional students hope to educate our community to prevent this disease and make our society healthier! These sessions will be provided in-person on the UT Health campus from 1:30-3:30pm on dates listed on the survey. If you are the Lower Rio Grande valley, session will be delivered virtually from 3-4 pm on dates listed on survey. These may be a standalone session or may be coupled with an overview/career exploration session. To sign up for DSD sessions, please complete the following form.

Science Educators Expo: This event is for Science Teachers and Counselors. Educators, please consider joining us for a morning showcasing the professional programs at UTHSA, hearing from professional students and engaging in interactive, hands-on activities.  This will provide you with a unique insight into the pathway your students will follow as they pursue towards a career in health care or biomedical research. There will be opportunities to discuss potential partnerships, to learn about bringing your classes to campus and  you will earn CPE credits. The event is offered at no cost to you and will occur on Saturday, November 11, 2023 on the UTHSA Lozano Long Campus from 8am-12noon. If you interested in attending, please complete the survey below, no later than Friday, October 27th.

The American Heart Association’s annual STEM Goes Red Summit on Friday, October 20, 2023, at UT Health San Antonio from 9:30am – 1:00pm. This program is free and open to high school female students in 9th – 12th grade interested in pursuing a Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math degree/career. The focus is to empower these high school students by connecting them with female students and professionals in the STEM field. Students will have the opportunity to be matched with a female professional mentor in a career field of their interest. Scholarship opportunities are available for students in 11th and 12th grade. Questions can be directed to Gyna Juarez at or (210) 810-3090. Sign up with form below:

Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Information Session for Freshmen Students who are interested in learning more about the Voelcker Academy. This session will discuss what the Voelcker Academy is about and prepare students to discuss the possibility of becoming a nominee for their respective schools.  The information session will occur on Thursday, November 15th from 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom. Zoom Meeting ID is 282 477 4380 and passcode is VBRAinfo1!

The ORSO office is proud to support the Greater San Antonio Hispanic Dental Association’s BOLD program. Building Our Leaders in Dentistry is a program which offers support an networking opportunities for pre-dental high school and collegiate students interested in the dental field. BOLD also provides scholarships and promotes access to oral health care through mentoring underrepresented students interested in pursing a career in Dentistry. For more information on the Hispanic Dental Association or to become a part of BOLD, visit the following website:

Learn about our  Bachelor of Science in Medical Sciences!!! The degree program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for a variety of graduate-level health professional programs including occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical laboratory sciences, respiratory care, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, speech-language pathology and health systems management.

Online Seminars

We are embarking on two new online educational platforms and would like to invite and encourage student participation!

Highschool students practing medical treatment

High School Programs

We offer various summer programs to help students in highschool get started in a medical career.

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Undergraduate Programs

As a collegiate student, you can continue to advance your learning through mentoring programs and real world research.

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Visit our Campus

Visit UT Health San Antonio and learn why we are extremely passionate about developing your medical career.

Partnering with Local Educators

We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you as we collaboratively work to empower and equip students to achieve their academic dreams. If there are unique activities that would best for you and your students, please contact Dr. Chapa via email ( to discuss ways to bring those activity ideas to life.