BEAT Academy

The BEAT (Biomedical Excellence and Academic Training) Academy IS NOW FILLED!!! Please note any applications post marked after 3/28/2024 will no longer be considered and application fees will not be deposited (those checks will be shredded). BEAT 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!

In addition, students will enjoy a college prep session to glean more information on the career of their choice and ways to achieve this goal.

Candidates are invited to submit their applications to UT Health San Antonio by Friday, June 16, 2024. Please be advised that the application process is based on rolling admissions and we will accept qualifying students until seats are unavailable. Cohort for summer 2024 may fill before deadline date. Once the applications have been reviewed, we will notify the applicants of their acceptance status to the BEAT within a few weeks of submitting their application. In order to ensure a quality experience, and to allow for social distancing,  the program is limited to 20 attendees.

Application packet must have the following to be considered complete.

Letter of recommendation from current teacher (1), preferably a math or  science teacher
Unofficial Transcript
One (1) page essay describing how participation in BEAT can assist the student in realizing their academic future goals
Fully signed and completed application
$50 application processing fee (non-refunded)

$50.00 Non-refundable application fee (Must be
included for applicant processing)

Registration fee of $700.00 must be paid before
June 21st for accepted applicants. (Total cost of attendance is $750) Registration fees include all course materials including success
packs, meals on T-TH, supplies and lab materials, a souvenir T-shirt and a farewell reception on Friday. In addition, a certificate of completion will also be provided upon the completion of the program.

2024-BEAT-Academy-Brochure UPDATED