High School and College Student Programs

Programs under the Center for Workforce Inclusion and Healthcare System Equity (WIHSE)

UDOC is a free six week summer education program (three weeks virtual and three weeks in-person on campus) that aims to foster, affirm, and encourage high school juniors interested in health careers.  UDOC runs from July 1st – August 9th 2024 on the University of Washington Seattle campus (in-person, depending on COVID-19 University of Washington and CDC guidance.)

UPDATED Dates for UDOC! Because many schools are still in session on 6/17 we’ve move the UDOC program back two weeks, to July 1st – August 9th, 2024. The in-person portion of UDOC will be July 22nd – August 9th, 2024.

Application for UDOC 2024 is now live!

The purpose of Doctor for a Day is to provide outreach to youth of color in the greater Seattle area to inspire and encourage middle school and high school students of color to consider medicine or other healthcare careers. Run almost entirely by UW School of Medicine students, Doctor for a Day events are made up of hands-on stations such as teaching physical exam skills, patient interviewing techniques, and suturing. Learn more.

SHPEP is an intensive 6-week summer program open to freshman and sophomore college students at the undergraduate and community college level. Students from the Pacific Northwest region, community colleges and tribal colleges are especially encouraged to apply. The program offers students academic and clinic experiences that expose them to medicine, public health and dentistry.

Other Programs

University of Washington Middle and High School Opportunities

UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Pre-College Recruitment
UW GenOM Project Partner High School Programs
UW Making Connections
UW Foster School of Business Young Executives of Color
UW Nurse Camp
University of Washington College of Environment Junior Leadership Program
University of Washington Math Academy
University of Washington Neurological Surgery Summer Research Program
University of Washington School of Dentistry Community Health Professions Academy
Seattle Children’s Summer Nurse Camp
University of Washington Gear Up

Additional High School Enrichment Opportunities

INSIGHT High School Program Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center
National Institute of Health STEP-UP Program
Digi Girlz High Tech Camp
Washington MESA
Washington State University Programs for Native Students
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center High School Program
Washington Business Week- Healthcare Week
Multicare Nurse Camp
Rainier Scholars
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Middle School Opportunities

Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS)
University of Washington College of Environment Middle School Camp
University of Washington Youth and Teen Programs
Rainier Scholars