Dream Makers Health Careers Program (DMHCP) is a joint effort between the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC) Office of Diversity and several school districts throughout New Mexico. Dream Makers provides middle and high school students with unique opportunities to gain exposure to the many possibilities in the health professions while enhancing their science and math skills. Dream Makers is particularly interested in recruiting students who are first generation college attendees, come from economic or educationally disadvantaged areas, and are underrepresented in medicine.
While all UNM HSC Office of Diversity pipeline programs seek to broaden students’ knowledge and preparation for health careers, Dream Makers specifically works to:
The HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY (HCA) is an intense and rewarding six-week, non-residential program held at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center in Albuquerque, NM for high school students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors. The program is also designed to enhance math, science, language and critical thinking skills while exposing students to health and science related professions. This program will challenge students by balancing a rigorous academic curriculum, ACT preparation, service learning, and health science career exploration.
The UNDERGRADUATE HEALTH SCIENCES ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (UHSEP) is a six-week, academically rigorous residential program at the University of New Mexico (UNM) that provides an academic learning environment for entering college freshmen who are interested in a career as a health professional. The program will challenge students with a rigorous curriculum with academic, social, and developmental support.