Med Start is a summer enrichment program designed to provide a real-life college experience for high school students and expose them to opportunities in various health careers. As part of our partnership with ASU, Med-Start is held at two locations: the University of Arizona in Tucson and UA College of Medicine– Phoenix campus. Med-Start accepts Arizona students who have a strong interest in the health professions and are currently of junior status (11th grade). We hope that
you will urge all juniors interested in health careers to apply to the Med-Start Summer Program when available in the future.
Students who are of ethnic minority backgrounds underrepresented in the health care professions (Hispanic, Native American, or African American), live in rural or reservation areas, are first-generation college students, and/or are economically or educationally disadvantaged are especially encouraged to apply. Any assistance you can provide in referring student to this summer enrichment program is always greatly appreciated. The Med-Start application is now available online at www.medstart.arizona.eduNizhoni Summer Academy, NAU
Nizhoni Academy, a pre-college program designed to encourage Native American students to seriously prepare for scholastic achievement in secondary and post-secondary education. The Academy emphasizes a rigorous academic discipline to provide students a clear understanding of the demand of college studies and the requirements of academic study skills necessary to be successful in college. Visit their website for more information: http://home.nau.edu/edsup/nz/The Four Corners Upward Bound Math and Science Program
The Four Corners Upward Bound Math and Science Program is a year-around academic program that begins with a Summer Academy on the NAU campus, followed by an academic year component that students participate in from their high schools. During the fall semester following each Summer Academy, student are automatically enrolled in an NAU online hybrid class. The class is considered hybrid because the assignments are available over the Internet and through the mail. http://home.nau.edu/edsup/ubms/It’s important to note that the above programs have early deadlines around the end of February and early April. If interested, plan to complete your applications early in order to be considered.