Programs for High School Students

In an abundance of caution, due to COVID-19 safety regulations, in person- extended programs are a temporarily suspended. We are currently conducting virtual workshops to continue to motivate and educate students during this Pandemic.

However, we are 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.

To view the required process for minors in the research workplace, please visit this site:

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Summer Programs for Undergraduate Students

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the UT Health San Antonio offers a variety of summer programs for undergraduate students seeking research experiences in the Biological Sciences. Several summer programs utilizes a single application which permits students to select up to three programs in which to apply. Please check back in January 2021 for updates regarding Summer possibilities.

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Programs for High School & College Students

Visiting Student Program

This program is designed to give students interested in pursuing a medical/health related career an opportunity to gain clinical, research, and professional experience. While giving primary consideration to collegiate students, high school students over the age of 16 may apply; provided mentors agree to host them in their professional environments. An institutional committee is currently meeting to further define this process. Please stay tuned for updates!

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Student Internship Program

A year-round program for high school, college, premed, or pre-PhD students designed to provide an intensive, hands-on, discovery-rich, creative and interdisciplinary research experience. This is a unique experience in learning and interdisciplinary research, with senior investigators serving as mentors and role models.

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Get Connected with UT Health San Antonio

UT Health offers various ways to get connect as a highschool student or educator.Please email Dr. Chapa for current virtual options. (