Undergraduate Health Sciences Enrichment Program (UHSEP)
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Apply online for the HCA ABQ program. Applications must be completed online and are due by March 27, 2019. No paper applications or documents will be accepted.
Download the application for the HCA Rio Rancho Campus program. Applications must be completed and mailed by April 15, 2019, to the address on the application.
Take part in the Undergraduate Health Sciences Enrichment Program (UHSEP) at the University of New Mexico the summer before your freshman year at college. You'll build skills not only for your academic career but your future as a health professional.
Pre-Med, Pre-College Summer Program
During UHSEP's six-week program, you'll gain confidence and a competitive edge in a supportive learning environment staffed by expert instructors. Make connections with your peers while you live and learn on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, NM from June through July.
Enjoy a challenging and rewarding program that includes:
- Up to six weeks of math, science and language instruction, with the potential to earn college credit
- College preparation
- CPR/First response certification
- Presentations from health professionals
- Service learning/community-based project
- Sessions on cultural humility
- Housing at the UNM residence halls
- Meal plan for six weeks
- Stipend upon completion of the program
In order to successfully complete the program, you must:
- Commit to the full six-week program, plus a one-day orientation
- Live on campus. You may not bring your own vehicle.
- Comply with campus policies regarding conduct, academic honesty and lawful behavior.
You're eligible to apply for UHSEP if you are:
- A resident of New Mexico with a valid Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (for stipend purposes)
- An accepted, incoming college freshman at a post-secondary college or university with a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Interested in pursuing a health career
How to Apply
You must submit the following documents to be considered for the program:
- Student application
- Personal statement
- Two recommendations
- One unofficial copy of your transcript
- ACT or SAT scores
As a participant in programming offered by Hope, Enrichment, And Learning Transform Health in New Mexico (HEALTH NM), you can access online and in-person student support resources, such as tutoring, laptop loans and resource libraries.