A major challenge in our industry is combating the healthcare workforce shortages that our nation is facing. The state of Delaware is not immune to this issue. We must recruit and develop highly educated professionals — the future leaders of the healthcare profession. With a focus on Delawareans and underrepresented students, UD’s “College of Health Sciences Pipeline Program” exposes elementary and high school students to the breadth of health sciences career choices and aids in preparation for the academic rigor of higher education.

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Health Sciences Summer Camp

We provide a deep exploration into health sciences majors and careers in an on-campus, college experience. The camp includes a broad variety of health sciences and college preparatory topics. Learn More

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HOSA Future Health Care Professionals

We work collaboratively with the Delaware Department of Education to support Delaware HOSA Future Health Professionals. The organization, which includes members in public high schools throughout the state, is designed to prepare health science students for higher education by developing technical, leaderships, and teamwork skills. Visit the HOSA Website

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Our undergraduate students act as a resource for high school students. Mentoring includes the college application process, personal goals, financial aid and much more. Learn About Becoming a Mentor

For more information contact

Alyssa Benjamin, Pipeline Program Coordinator

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Field Trips

Groups can visit the incredible STAR Health Sciences Complex and, starting in late 2018, The Tower at STAR. Visits range from brief overviews to full-day, interactive experiences.

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Dual Credit Classes

Our University faculty teach select dual-credit classes in local high schools. These introductory level courses are open to both juniors and seniors.