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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.


Seeing the ME in Medicine. Note: As of May 1st, this program is now filled! This is a free program, funded through the Texas Joint Admissions Medical Program, for current high school seniors only. This educational enrichment workshop is for current high school seniors who have an interest in medicine.  The workshop curriculum agenda will include a Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) information session, a campus tour, leadership lessons, motivational faculty guest speakers, near peer-mentorship by current medical students, a session in a gross anatomy lab, workshops intended to help students envision themselves as future physicians and overcome imposter syndrome, a question and answer panel with JAMP medical students, and several hands-on lab activities. Students will be provided with exposure to role models, authentic learning experiences and build a sense of belonging in the professional medical community. Apply today, space is limited to 25 students!

2024 Me in Medicine Flyer

2024 Me in Medicine Application (1)

Research Volunteers will assist the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Research with various clinical and perioperative research endeavors, including data collection, mining, auditing, entry, and analysis. Project assignments will vary at a level commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the volunteer. Volunteer activities for academic credit will be honored where applicable. Please see documents below for more information for the high school and collegiate programs.

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Reserach Volunteer Visiting Student Job Description 041524

Research Volunteer Application Form 1.29.2024

The BEAT (Biomedical Excellence and Academic Training) Academy IS NOW FILLED!  and will take place on July 8-12, 2024 from 9am-12noon on M-W-F and from 9am-4pm on T-TH. The program will be in person at UT Health Lozano Long Campus located at 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, SATX 78229.

The goal of The BEAT Academy at the UT Health San Antonio is to expose high school students to a unique opportunity to medical and biomedical research and provide them with guidelines for a successful future in a health career of their choice. The curriculum is based on an interaction between the medical and biomedical faculty through seminars and hands-on activities in these fields. Subjects will include ongoing biomedical research occurring at the UT Health Science Center such as anatomy, physiology, medicine, molecular biology, aging, neurodegeneration and other contemporary topics to include a behind-the-scenes view of the science and health professions-including visits to the human anatomy lab, interactions with real and state-of-the-art simulated patients for medical training, a glimpse of the latest advances in biomolecular technology, student-based biomolecular experiments and much more!

2024-BEAT-Academy-Brochure UPDATED



Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy Information Session for individual 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 Wednesday, December 6th from 5:30-6:30pm 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:

STUROP has uncovered exceptional students that possess the strong desire to develop research skills to implement in their future careers. The inaugural cohort was in Summer 2023 and we are actively seeking the next exceptional group of students who will be the STUROP cohort of Summer 2024! The program uniquely establishes a mentor pair with the scholar’s home institution and UTHSA that forms a triad of mentorship and academic rigor. Scholars will be guided through a longitudinal, 3-year training experience that involves summer research immersion as well as year-round activities designed to develop their scientific interests, orient them to expectations in research settings, introduce the principles of responsible research, and socialize them to the research enterprise in order to prepare them for successful entry to graduate or professional schools. Through the hands-on training and leadership development of STUROP, scholars will be poised to improve Texas communities through educational excellence, scientific discovery, and clinical care.

Consider Becoming a STUROP Scholar!

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.