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 are happy to announce that we will able to 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 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 virtually, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday afternoon; and 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.


Brain day: How do you keep your brain healthy? Brain Health for High School Students is a one day program hosted by medical students at Long School of Medicine. The program will take place at the UT Health San Antonio campus. Classes will rotate between three activities, including “Brain Anatomy with Clinical Correlations,” “Suture Demonstration and Epilepsy Awareness,” and “Brain Health: Memory and More”. Students will participate in hands-on activities including learning anatomy through brain models, suture practice, and memory games. This program aims to increase student’s knowledge and awareness of common neurological disease processes, and to promote the importance of maintaining one’s brain health. Space is limited, so sign up soon! Up to 45 students from each school are able to attend, and we can accommodate two schools at this time. The activities are designed for grades 9-12. This program will take place on Friday, January 13th. Each school may sign up for one of two sessions, either from 10am-12pm or from 1pm-3pm. DUE TO AN OVERWHELMING POSITVE RESPONSE, BRAIN DAY IS NOW FILLED! THANK-YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR OUTREACH EVENTS!



Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Nominee Application Session for Freshmen Students who are applying to the Voelcker Academy. The sessions will discuss what the Voelcker Academy is about and prepare students to submit competitive applications This preparation session is for individual students who seek guidance in essay writing and interview skills prior to submitting their Voelcker Academy application. Sessions must be arranged directly with Ms. Kristen La Porte via email to and may have students from different schools attending; as these will be conducted virtually.

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 of the Hispanic Dental Association or to become a part of BOLD, click on the following link to the flyer.2022 HDA BOLD Flyer

Learn about our NEW 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.  The first cohort is set to begin in Fall 2022.

Online Seminars

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

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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.