Programs for High School Students

We are happy to offer Campus Visits and Outreach Workshops both virtually and in person this Fall. If your group is interested in registering for any session (virtual or in -person), please complete the required form. We will do our best to accommodate every request.

The ORSO office is not responsible for clinical shadows. Please contact the registrar’s office for questions about this.

We also welcome  individual students, who are 16-18, 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.

To view the required process for minors in the research workplace, please visit this site: Minors in the Research Workplace Compliance & Safety

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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.

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 February 2022 for updates regarding Summer possibilities.

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South Texas Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (STUROP)

UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) is a leading academic health center in the United States with a mission to make lives better through excellence in academics, biomedical research, and clinical care. Ideal candidates for this program are anticipated to be current first-year college undergraduates seeking research experience and mentorship, and who exhibit a wide variety of attributes including, but not limited to, a natural curiosity of health and disease, strong communication skills, hard-work ethics, and a sincere dedication to achieving goals.

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!


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!

About the Visiting Student Program

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.

About the Internship Program

Get Connected with UT Health San Antonio

UT Health offers various ways to get connected as a high school student or educator.