(May 22, 2018) – High school students from across San Antonio will spend the summer at UTSA to participate in the Pathway to Health Professions (PHP) enrichment summer program. PHP is a six-week program through the UTSA Policy Studies Center that provides high school students and pre-health profession college students with an education program that will assist them in becoming competitive applicants to health professional schools and programs.
“I want to be a dentist,” said Mary Ramirez, a high school sophomore participating in the program this summer. “It’s really going to help me understand what it’s going to take to achieve my dreams in the dentistry field.”
Students selected to participate in the PHP program were chosen because of their applications, outstanding recommendation letters and their captivating personal statements. Many of the participants are first-generation students and being selected for this program truly is an incredible leap for their future and the hopes of their families.
“My daughter wants to get a head start in the nursing profession," said Marco Zapata, father of a PHP student. "I know it’s hard to get into [nursing] programs, but I believe she can do it! Pathway to Health Professions is really going to help prepare my daughter into becoming who she wants to be.”
PHP’s mission not only prepares the students for a future in the healthcare field, but readies them by offering them standardized test preparation, application tutorials, financial literacy workshops and simulated interviews. Students will collaborate across multiple networks to expand their curiosity around healthcare and demonstrate the identity of a health professional.
“The Pathway program helps students become competitive applicants when they apply health professions schools,” says Natalia Garcia, senior program coordinator of Pathway to Health Professions. “It is truly wonderful to see the students, parents and UTSA come together in order for our Pathway students to achieve this goal. We are excited to start our third summer academic enrichment program."
PHP also helps students with the skills they will need to finance their education, along with credit and debt management. This program helps strengthen their professional portfolio, but more importantly, gets them on track for long-term success.
“The Pathway is not an ordinary summer experience,” said Dr. Miguel Bedolla, director of Pathway to Health Professions. "This program is actually intended to be a six-year, academic enrichment experience. PHP is designed to help each student mature from a high school student into a competitive applicant for the health professional school or program of their choice by the time they are ready to graduate from college.”
The Pathway to Health Professions summer program is June 11 to July 20 on the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Learn more about Pathway to Health Professions program.
Learn more about the UTSA Policy Studies Center.
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