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 happy to announce that we will able to welcome  individual students, who are 16-18, to volunteer or work in our research labs beginning this summer. 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.


Monthly Leadership Lessons and Scholar Insights are returning for Fall 2021! Please visit online education tab for more information.

Virtual Campus Visit to UT Health San Antonio. These sessions will be conducted via zoom. ORSO team will help students picture themselves at UTHSA through a pictorial montage of our campus. (30-45 minutes, offered Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, at time best for your class) See Campus Visit Tab to Request.

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 students with the goal of educating you about diabetes, its risk factors, and prevention. This virtual, hour-long seminar will consist of a power-point with interactive activities and games embedded in it to 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, cooking demonstration an opportunity to win gift cards to purchase the ingredients utilized in the cooking demo.  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 on Thursday and Friday afternoons, simply choose a date and time that fits your class best and sign up using the campus visit form.

Allied Health Open House for High School Juniors and Seniors, as well as College Students. In the field of allied health care, there are more than 80 career paths and thousands of job opportunities for people who are interested in human health and want to make a difference in the lives of patients. The School of Health Professions at UT Health San Antonio would like to introduce your students to several different allied health professions. During the Allied Health Open House, your students will experience interactive session to learn more about possibilities for their future in allied health professions, such as physical therapy, respiratory therapy, medical laboratory science, physician assistant, speech language pathology and more!  These informative and inspirational sessions will be facilitated by our School of Health Professions faculty and students. This event will occur of Friday, November 5th from 9:30am-12:00pm via Zoom. It is free to attend, but registration is required. AH Week Flyer

Individuals, please register with this link:

Teachers or Sponsors, please register your groups or classes with this link:


Long School of Medicine Open House. We invite high school juniors and seniors, as well as college students, to our virtual open house. Learn about the Long School of Medicine from faculty and staff. This  interactive opportunity will provide great information for you, as you move forward towards you career in medicine!  Event is free but registration is required. Simply click the link to sign up.

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The COVAX Initiative. This project, led by our UTHSA nursing students, is aimed at educating high schoolers about COVID, the vaccine and importance of vaccination. The one-hour long virtual seminar will address important issues regarding the biology of COVID, the benefits of vaccination and will allow students to share their opinions and have their questions about vaccination progress and effect answered in a judgement free arena. If you are interested in scheduling a session, please email Dr. Irene Chapa directly at

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.

Students in front of UT Health SA

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.