This list of academic enrichment opportunities is compiled by the Counseling Department of Holy Trinity, as a resource to parents and their students. Inclusion in the list is not necessarily an endorsement of the program. Please do your due diligence in researching each program.
Cancer Center at UIC
ResearcHStart welcomes high school students from the Chicago and Urbana-Champaign areas to explore exciting careers in cancer research. Participants work full time in the laboratories of established cancer researchers, gaining hands-on experience in areas at the forefront of the field: cancer immunology, pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents, bioengineering, experimental cancer therapeutics, cancer disparities, and more. Rigorous research training is complemented by career development and skill-building workshops, a cancer-based faculty lecture series, and a network of faculty and peer mentors dedicated to students’ success.
Academic Year 2019-2020
College of Medicine-Hispanic Center of Excellence at UIC
Medicina Academy Apprentice Program is a pre-medical program aimed to initiate an educational pathway into medical school by investing in the preparation of high school students aspiring to become physicians. Apprentices take part in medical courses & lab sessions; higher education courses; inter/intrapersonal activities; and career development sessions twice a month on Saturdays at UIC from September to May. MAAP is accepting applications from current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders to begin the program in the Fall.