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Recruitment and Science Outreach

The Office of Recruitment and Science Outreach offers students – from grade schools through undergraduate programs – opportunities to gain experiences and insight into medical/health careers, in preparation for pursuing these professions in the future.

Upcoming Event:

Health Career Explorations Sessions PLUS Don't Sugar Coat Diabetes

We are pleased to announce a temporary addition to our regular campus visits. Student visitors will receive an introduction to the UT Health San Antonio's programs, conversation about career exploration and have these coupled with an exciting hand-on session by our medical students! This special session will introduce diabetes by using various anatomical models, interactive simulations, and informative presentations. By emphasizing preventative lifestyles that include increased activity, healthy diet, and weight reduction, the presentation will teach the students how to reduce risk for diabetes. Students will complete an evaluation survey about their knowledge and confidence about diabetes before and after the presentation.

Please sign up for a regular campus visit, but on the notes section, please note that you are choosing the DON'T SUGAR COAT DIABETES session.  Space is limited and this program will only be offered a few times this Fall. Choose one of the following dates:
October 6th, October 13th or November 3rd, from 1:00-3:00pm

A TRAVEL STIPEND of up to $100 per school is available for schools needing assistance with covering transportation/bus costs to UT Health San Antonio for this particular program only! Please contact Dr. Irene Chapa at chapai@uthscsa.edu for details.

Science Expo 2017

This annual event is held on a Saturday in November, from 8am-noon, and offers high school and collegiate students the opportunity to explore through hands on demonstrations, opportunities in the health professions programs offered at the Health Science Center. Expo 2017 is scheduled for Saturday, November 11th.

Pre-registration is required. There is a limited number of attendees, so early registration is essential. Registration deadline is October 21st.

Science Expo 2017 Registration Form

Brain Bee: Show us your Brain Power!

All South Texas High School students are eligible to compete in the South Texas Brain Bee! The Brain Bee is actually an international competition! There is no entry fee. What you have to do is study a fact book, much like you would study words for a spelling bee and then compete, here at the UT Health San Antonio tentatively on January 20th, 2018.

The First Place winner from the San Antonio competition goes to the NATIONAL BRAIN BEE (air fare, hotel and expenses for 2 are provided by the organization, so it’s TOTALLY FREE for the students!) THE NATIONAL US CHAMPION competes in the INTERNATIONAL BRAIN BEE.


Registration has begun on the website. Please go to the following website for more information and to register: