Summer Health Experience (SHE) in Oncology Program
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center’s Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology Program aims to empower Kentucky high school student leaders who identify as female with experiences, activities and discussions that introduce them to the incredible breadth of career and leadership opportunities in the field of oncology. Oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and study of cancer.
SHE specifically targets young women with an interest in science and medicine, who identify as underrepresented in the sciences (i.e., racial or ethnic minority, low income, first-generation college-bound, and/or living with a disability). Applicants must be a current sophomore, junior or senior from a Kentucky high school.
SHE in Oncology Program participants will work with other students from collaborating institutions running their own SHE Programs. They are the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania.
The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will provide:
- Two weeks of rewarding online programming featuring expert speakers and activity leaders from all facets of cancer, including cancer research, healthcare, personal development and more.
- Opportunities to work collaboratively and conduct research with students from other schools.
- Mentorship from prominent women in the field.
- Support for all students during the program – including ability to group text and email with questions, concerns, updates, technology issues, etc.
- A stipend of $500 to each participating student.
- Lab kits for any experiments and research related to the program.