Program Overview

Summer Scrubs is a health career exploration program that helps young people prepare for their future in the health professions by providing the opportunity to participate in professional lectures, health-related fieldtrips and hands-on lab experiences. Scrub in this summer at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix! 

2017 Summer Scrubs Sessions

The Health Care Team – 9th/10th Grade:
The Health Care Team sessions are for current 9th and 10th grade students who are interested in a health care career, but who are unsure as to which path to take. Participants will spend a week exploring several health care occupations by learning from medical doctors, physician's assistants, nurses and others who make-up the health care team.

  • Dates: July 19 – July 23.
  • Overnight Program? No.
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Cost: $250*.
  • Eligibility: Current 9th and 10th grade students approaching 10th and 11th grade.
  • Sample schedule and additional information (PDF).

Explore Medical School – 11th Grade:
The Explore Medical School sessions are for current 11th grade students who are interested in becoming a physician. Participants will spend one week exploring physician specialties by learning from various medical doctors.

  • Session 1 (Residential):
    • Dates: June 4 – June 9.
    • Overnight Program? Yes.
    • Times: Check-in will be June 4 at 3:00 p.m., and checkout will be June 9 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Cost: $500* – All students are encouraged to apply for full and partial need-based scholarships.
    • Eligibility: Current 11th grade students who are approaching senior year and meet one or more of the following criteria:
      • Socioeconomically disadvantaged.
      • First generation college attendee.
      • From rural Arizona.
      • Member of Federally recognized American Indian Tribe.
    • Sample schedule and additional information (PDF).
  • Session 2 (Weekdays Only):
    • Dates: June 12 – June 16.
    • Overnight Program? No.
    • Times: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Cost: $250*.
    • Eligibility: Current 11th grade students approaching senior year.
    • Sample schedule and additional information (PDF).

*Full and partial need-based scholarships provided by Arizona Latin Medical Association and Greater Valley Arizona Health Education Center.

Application

Applications for Summer 2017 will open on December 12.

Volunteer Counselors and Paid Internship

Information on volunteering or interning for Summer Scrubs can be found here.

Contact
Ayleen Martinez, MEd
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
602-827-2005 | COMPHX-admissions@email.arizona.edu