The University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Diversity and Inclusion Health Leaders Summer Academy provides hands-on educational summer experiences for 35 high school students who are interested in pursuing professional health related careers. Applicants must be current tenth-grade students (rising juniors) with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. Students must also have completed one year of Biology prior to the start of the Academy. The academy is open to students in Osceola and Orange County students only.

Students from underrepresented groups in healthcare will be given first consideration during the application process. The University of Central Florida College of Medicine values diversity in its education, research and community. Our commitment to reflecting the diversity of the Central Florida community in our faculty, staff and students will guide applicant selection. The Health Leaders Summer Academy will take place on two separate weeks based on the county. Osceola County will have their summer academy the week of July 09-13,2018 and Orange County will have their Health Leaders Summer Academy the week of July 16-20 2018.

Lunch will be provided on a daily basis and is held at NO COST, although students will need to provide their own transportation to/from UCF main campus and College of Medicine campus.

Important Dates:

April 5, 2018-Application Deadline

May 25-Acceptance Notification will be sent out via email

June 02, 2018-Parent/Student Meeting(mandatory)-Osceola County for students accepted into the program.

June 09, 2018-Parent Student Meeting(mandatory)-Orange County for students accepted into the program.

Through the course of the one week academy, students will participate in exciting and interactive activities in many areas, including the following:

If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact our office at 407-266-1030.



Frequently asked questions:

Who can apply to the program?

What will the students be doing?

Where will the Health Leaders Summer Academy be held?

How do I apply?