Pipeline Programs

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is home to a variety of pipeline programs that prepare and inspire talented high school and college students to pursue careers in medicine and in health-related research.

Program Outcomes

PSOMER and CAMP participants have gone on to attend medical school at institutions such as: Baylor University, Emory University, Indiana University, Loyola University, Meharry Medical College, The University of Chicago, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Miami, University of Pennsylvania, Wright State University.

Maria's UChicago Experience:



Sola Olopade, MD, MPH and Maria Espinosa

"My summer at the University of Chicago challenged me in ways that made me feel so much more prepared in accomplishing my personal and professional goals. In the course of eight weeks I delved into my own research project, formed strong mentor relationships, learned how to present scientific information, and much more! The best part about PSOMER was that in addition to these academic and professional feats, I had a blast! I made new friends from across the country, got to live in a fun city, and became more confident in my abilities. I highly recommend this program to any student with a background that is underrepresented in medicine who wishes to better prepare him or herself for a fulfilling career of patient care and scientific discovery."

Undergraduate Pipeline Programs

Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP)

and

The Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER)

Click on the links above or contact Nikeela Oliver for more information.

High School Pipeline Programs

TEACH Research

Training Early Achievers for Careers in Health (TEACH) Research provides opportunities for talented Chicago Public Schools high school students to gain exposure in health-related research in a summer experience at the University of Chicago. Students are recruited from the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program, which is a three-year enrichment program for high achieving and talented Chicago Public Schools students. This program is designed to prepare the students for academic success at the best colleges and universities.

For more information, please go to the TEACH Research website or contact the TEACH Research Director, Dr. Vineet Arora.

CURE

The CURE Program offers cancer research training for two consecutive summers to talented high school and undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in the sciences. The research experience is the core of the program: hands-on, full-time immersion in a cancer research laboratory under the supervision of an established, funded investigator. Depending on the specific project and mentor, students will develop an understanding of cancer causes, treatment of cancer, imaging, molecular and biochemical underpinnings of cancer, immunology, engineering, biomarker development, development of anticancer agents, experimental cancer therapeutics, and/or cancer disparities. Students will also participate in cancer research seminars, skill and career development workshops, present at culminating research symposia, and engage in monthly enrichment activities throughout the school year.

For more information, contact CURE.

ResearcHStart

ResearcHStart is a cancer research summer training program for the most promising high school students in the Chicago and Champaign-Urbana areas. The research experience is the core of the program: hands-on, full-time immersion in a cancer research environment under the supervision of an established, funded investigator. Depending on the specific project and mentor, students will develop an understanding of cancer causes, treatment of cancer, imaging, molecular and biochemical underpinnings of cancer, immunology, engineering, biomarker development, development of anticancer agents, experimental cancer therapeutics, cancer disparities, and population-based cancer research. Students will also participate in cancer research seminars, skill and career development workshops, and present at a culminating research symposium.

For more information, contact ResearcHStart.