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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.

2024 Applications are closed!


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Pre-Health Summer Program


Join us as we hear from health care professionals and learn about the many careers in the industry. Program will be located at Salt Lake Community College's School of Health Sciences at the Jordan Campus.

Program Benefits

  • Earn $15/hr
  • Free Lunch
  • Health Career Related Field Trips
  • College Course Preparation

About Us

Embark on a transformative journey with our Pre-health Summer Program, where learning meets adventure! One of the program's standout features is our captivating weekly field trips to renowned healthcare facilities and colleges. Picture yourself exploring the Intermountain Health Simulation Lab in Salt Lake City, where our students dive into the world of emergency response and hands-on trauma treatment. But that's not all – our comprehensive college readiness classes, spanning six weeks, cover Math, English, and Science curriculum. Geared towards preparing students for courses like English 1010, Math 1010, and Biology 1610 at Utah’s Higher education institutions, these classes provide a solid academic foundation. The program doesn't stop at classrooms and labs; each day ends with 30-minute presentations from diverse health professionals – pharmacy, occupational therapy, medical assisting, nursing, dental, and clinical engineering. Expand your horizons and discover the multitude of exciting healthcare careers that await you!


Priority will be given to rising juniors and seniors interested in a career in healthcare, first-generation students, or students that qualify for free or reduced lunch.


  • Orientation: June 4, 2024 at 7 p.m.
  • Program: June 10-July 19, 2024
  • Graduation: July 22, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Application closes April 29th at Midnight

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: 

  • First Generation College Student
  • Students using federal or state assistance programs (free or reduced breakfast/lunch, WIC, subsidized housing, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.)
  • Students interested in pursuing a degree or certificate in a healthcare field
  • Rising Juniors and Seniors

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.

Get Paid: You will be paid for joining, attending, and completing the summer program. Students will be paid hourly at $15/hr for time spent on campus. In addition to the student getting paid, students will be provided with free 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.

Bus Pass: As a SLCC paid employee, you will receive an ID card that will allow you to have a free UTA bus pass.

Parking: Students will receive a parking pass for the duration of the program at no cost to them. This will allow them to park on campus for the program.

The Pre-health Summer Program is a 6-week long program that will run Mondays-Fridays starting in June and ending in July, exact dates TBD. 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

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.