Supported by a $3.2 million from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration, the program is a collaborative effort of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Medicine, School of Dentistry and School of Pharmacy.
Students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds typically succeed in attending and completing health professions degree programs at a far-lower rate than students from strong schools in thriving communities. The STAHR initiative is designed to improve those numbers.
Students in the Scholars Program begin by participating in the summer experience, which starts in June. Collegiate-level trainees will participate in a 6-week-long summer experience. From Monday through Friday for 30 hours each week, students immerse themselves in health-related and non-health-related learning and activities in preparation for their future as health professional students.
In the 6-week summer experience, collegiate students participate in the following opportunities:
- Attend sessions to build relevant knowledge and skills, like learning about health disparities and developing financial literacy
- Participate in simulated and hands-on health experiences, like solving real-world cases and observing health professionals
- Receive academic enrichment to prepare for prerequisite classes and the DAT, GRE, and MCAT
- Develop and improve portfolio materials and skills, like personal statements and interviewing
ALL application materials must be submitted by February 15, 2022 at 11:59pm CST. Email confirmations will be sent to applicants when materials have been received.
For more information, visit the STAHR info page.