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DCHS Summer Scholars

Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences Summer Scholars Health Care 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.

SLU AT Student Taping an Ankle
A SLU Athletic Training student demonstrating how to properly tape an ankle.

Participants will learn about all DCHS academic programs, which prepare students to become: athletic trainers, health information specialists, medical imaging specialists, medical laboratory scientists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, radiation therapists, registered dietitians, speech-language pathologists and many other health care professions. In additional to educational activities, students will:

Apply for DCHS Summer Scholars Camp

To request additional information, please contact Potential applicants must apply between February 1 and March 31, 2021.

Who can participate in the summer camp?

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

When does the camp take place?

The camp will take place from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11, 2021. 

Where is the camp?

In 2021, the DCHS Summer Scholars Health Care Exploration Camp will be a virtual event.

How much does the camp cost?

Applicants who are selected will receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend the DCHS Summer Scholars Health Care Exploration Camp in 2021.

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 1 and March 31, 2021. Please send application materials to