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.


NEW Monthly Initiative Student to Student Sessions These interactive sessions will allow high school and college students to gain insight about their futures from current professional students at UT Health. Topics addressed will include how to manage the transition from high school to college to professional school, time management, balancing school life with other interests, and tips for success.  These will be offered on the third Thursday of the month, in evening from 6-7pm via Zoom. Visit the 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.

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

UTHSA partners with the American Heart Association for STEM Goes Red. This program is designed to provide girls insight into the possibilities and potential they possess to make a real impact on the world around them. As cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer of women, ensuring more women are at the forefront of developing science, technology, education, and math (STEM) solutions has never been more imperative. STEM Goes Red intends to inspire an extraordinary group of local high school girls to explore STEM outside the classroom while also learning how to take charge of their health and well-being. Students, mentors, and professional attendees have the opportunity to hear insightful talks from leading innovators in STEM fields, network and make memorable connections with others, glean invaluable insights into women’s health. More information to come regarding registering to be a part of this initiative!


We are proud to provide as part of our Shades of Success Program, a Dream Week Pipeline Program. Sometimes it helps to work backwards. Think about where you want to be in your adult life, even as a glimmer and work on putting the steps in place to get there. Come discover your options for life after high school, when you are in the driver’s seat and making your own choices. Hear from experts that can point you in the right direction to maximize the many opportunities that are available to you.

Registration is FREE AND OPEN TO ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS!!!  Register by using the following link:


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.