High School students in classroom program

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.

Notice: Thank you for your interest in our programs and in UT Health San Antonio. All campus visit slots are now booked for the remainder of Spring 2019. We deeply appologize for any inconveniece this may cause. We are, however, taking campus requests for visits in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. We look forward to hosting your group on a campus at a future date. Thank you for understanding.


Upcoming Event:

BEAT Academy - Biomedical Excellence and Academic Training

The goal of The BEAT Academy at the UT Health San Antonio is to expose high school students to a unique opportunity to medical and biomedical research and provide them with guidelines for a successful future in a health career of their choice. The curriculum is based on an interaction between the medical and biomedical faculty through seminars and hands-on activities in these fields. The academy will provide students with the following: a behind-the-scenes view of the science and health professions-including visits to a human anatomy lab, interactions with real and state-of-the-art simulated patients for medical training, a glimpse of the latest advances in biomolecular technology and more. Visit the summer programs link on our page to learn more and to apply now as deadline is June 21, 2019

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. 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

Space is limited, and this program will only be offered during the times listed below from 1-3:30pm. Choose one of the following dates:

  • September 4, September 6, September 11, September 13
  • October 2, October 4, October 9, October 11, October 16, October 23, October 30
  • November 6, November 8, November 13, November 20, November 22

Science Expo 2019 -SAVE THE DATE!

This annual event will be held on a Saturday in November 2nd, 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.
Registration will begin in September for this event.