Pre-Health Summer Program

Crossroads Utah AHEC

The purpose of Pre-health Summer Program is to increase the diversity of the healthcare workforce and improve minority employment opportunities by targeting economically and educationally disadvantaged high school students in Salt Lake County, Utah. The goal of the program is to introduce and expose students to a variety of allied health and health occupations, educational programs, and careers through a robust and transformative academic curriculum.

The program activities will include career tours of health occupation programs; interaction with program simulators, manikins, and equipment; community field trips to multi-cultural community-based activities; mentoring and counseling activities to prepare students for the transition from high school to the post-secondary environment and increase their competitiveness in that environment.

The Pre-health Summer Program was created to support students interested in career in healthcare. The program aims to provide enriched program experiences for high school juniors and seniors to develop fundamental knowledge in math, science, and English that will improve their high school grade point averages and improve their chances to successfully enroll in post-secondary health related programs. Student will be introduced to a variety of allied health and health occupations, educational programs, and careers while engaging in college related activities and field trips.

High School juniors and seniors from Salt Lake County who are interested in a career in healthcare. The following backgrounds will be given priority: 

  • Underrepresented in higher education
  • First Generation College Student
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • A racial minority
  • LGBTQAI+
  • System impacted (aging out of foster care)

Academically prepared for college: Improving your test scores in the areas of math, science, and English. This will save you time and money in the long run because you will be better prepared to take and pass college level classes in these areas. 

Exposure to healthcare programs: You will be introduced to a wide variety of healthcare programs. We will cover an overview of each program, along with a pathway to studying in the field. 

Field Trips: Every Wednesday we take a field trip. Every field trip is designed to introduce and allow students to explore a new healthcare field. 

Earn a stipend: You will be paid for joining, attending, and completing the summer program. Students have the possibility of earning $200 a week. In addition to the student stipend, students will be provided with public transportation. 

College life: College can be a scary idea and reality for many students. This program aims to expose students to college life, resources, and the different programs available. Student will leave the program more prepared to start and apply for college.

The Pre-health Summer Program is a 6-week long program that will run Mondays-Fridays from June 6, 2022-July 11, 2022. The program will be held at Salt Lake Community College Jordan Campus. 

The program will run from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m-2:30 p.m. Below is a short overview of what a day will look like.


Math Science English
10 a.m. Class Class Class
11 a.m. Class Class Class
Noon Lunch Lunch Lunch
1 p.m. Study Hall Study Hall Study Hall
2 p.m. Group Activity Group Activity Group Activity
2:30 p.m. End of the Day End of the Day End of the Day

We welcome all Juniors and Seniors high school students to apply to the Pre-Health Summer Program. We are now accepting applications for Summer 2022. Please click on the link below to apply to the program: 

Apply Here

All applications are due by April 22, 2022.

Students will be notified if they have been selected to participate in the Pre-Health Summer Program by May 6, 2022.

All students who are accepted into the Pre-Health Summer Program are expected to follow a set of program guidelines and expectations. Please take some time to carefully review these guidelines and expectations below.

Program Guidelines:

Student who are accepted into the Pre-Health Summer Program are expected to follow and respect the programs mission, schedule, and fully participate in all program activities. 

Poor attendance and tardiness may have a negative impact on student’s studies, effect the stipend amount, and may constitute grounds for dismissal from the program. 

If students need to miss a day due to illness, injury, or a family emergency, they must notify the Pre-Health Summer Program Manager Monica Salas. 

Demonstrate Respect:

Students who are accepted into the Pre-Health Summer Program must practice respect for program staff, faculty, other program participants, shared space, and the overall Salt Lake Community College Community. Students commit to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for all. To avoid disruptive or abusive behaviors and report any harmful behavior to the program staff. The program has a zero tolerance for sexual harassment, assault, or misconduct. 

SLCC Required Forms – Wavier

Students who are accepted into the Pre-Health Summer Program are required to submit the following forms and waivers. These forms can be completed during the program’s orientation.

SLCC - COVID Standards

Rules for in-person attendance are guided by the SLCC Covid-19 safety protocols. SLCC Covid-19 protocols are updated regularly and can be found here.

Monica Salas Jimenez – Program Manager, Healthcare Pathway Programs 

Mindy Bateman – Crossroads Utah AHEC Director 

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