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DCHS Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp

Saint Louis University’s Doisy College of Health Sciences Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp is designed to give underrepresented high school rising sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in a future in health care an opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the academic programs offered at the college.

Participants will learn about all Doisy College of Health Sciences academic programs, which prepare students to become athletic trainers, health information specialists, medical imaging specialists, medical laboratory scientists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians assistants, radiation therapists, registered dieticians, speech-language pathologists and many other health care professions. In addition to educational activities, students will: 

  • Participate in educational activities across various health sciences disciplines
  • Receive SLU gear
  • Be entered to win an iPad

To request additional information, please contact Potential applicants must apply between February 13 and March 31, 2023.

Apply for DCHS Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp

Who can participate in the summer camp?

The DCHS Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp is open to any rising high school sophomore, junior or senior who is interested in a career in health care. This program encourages underrepresented high school students from diverse backgrounds to pursue health-related careers.

When does the camp take place?

The camp will take place from Sunday, June 25 to Saturday, July 1, 2023.

Where is the camp?

DCHS Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp will be held on the Saint Louis University campus, with many activities taking place in the Allied Health Professions Building. 

How much does the camp cost?

Applicants who are selected will receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend the DCHS Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To be eligible, students must have:

  • Taken and passed a high school English, Math and Science class - all with a grade of "B" or better
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 4.0/5.0
  • Submit a letter of interest (500 words or less) expressing interest in a particular program or the allied health fields

Applicants from underrepresented communities will be given priority.

What is the deadline to apply?

Students interested in the camp must apply between February 13 and March 31. Please send application materials to