Medicina Scholars

The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.

Summer Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program on Health Disparities (SURPHD) provides research opportunities to third and fouth year undergraduate Hispanic students. This 10-week summer research program aims to improve the quality of health care by providing students with practical knowledge of research studies and its importance in the medical field.

Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LaHSEP)

Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LaHSEP) is a 6-week summer academic enrichment program open to incoming UIC freshman from the Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs. The overall goal of this program is to offer Latino students a holistic approach to their educational development through a process that develops and prepares participants to transition into UIC.

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The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.

Thirty students are admitted to the program each fall. Each group participates in a series of professional and medical development seminars designed to expand their familiarity with the health field.

The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the history of medicine, professional issues, public health policy, cultural competence, primary and specialized care, and medical school admissions. Additionally, Scholars take part in academic advising and community service activities.

​Part of the Medicina Scholars program, Temas de Salud, will provide participating undergraduate students with Spanish-language lectures of common health topics and related impact in the Hispanic/Latino community. Students will be exposed to basic terminology and health information to enable them to converse about common health issues in Spanish. Topics discussed will include: Diabetes, Obesity, High blood pressure, Sexual health, Violence, Dementia, Mental health and depression, Cancer, Smoking and drinking, and Cardiovascular health. A large lecture format will be complemented by small group problem-based learning activities. At the conclusion of the course, students will prepare health topic presentations for a community health fair.

Students who participate in this program have a track record of successful careers in the medical field. They stay focused on their course of study as undergrads and attend some of the top medical colleges in the United States.

Upcoming Events / Deadlines : The last day to apply for the Medicina Scholars program is Friday, August 2,  2019.

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The Medicina Scholars Program is open to undergraduate students pursuing a medical degree and study in the Chicago area.

If you are interested in learning more about this program contact Paulina Guzman at 312-996-4493 or by e-mail at pguzman7@uic.edu

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The Summer Undergraduate Research Program on Health Disparities (SURPHD) provides research opportunities to third and fourth year undergraduate Hispanic students. This 10-week summer research program aims to improve the quality of health care by providing students with practical knowledge of research studies and its importance in the medical field.

Through this program, undergraduates are matched with UIC researchers who are studying minority health disparities such as diabetes, cancer, asthma, obesity, and kidney disease.

Participants develop the skills to test a hypothesis, interpret preliminary data, and  appraise the outcomes of research.

Ongoing Research Topics

  • Mental Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s

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Duration of Program: June 03, 2019 – August 8, 2019

Deadline : February 8, 2019

For additional information contact Paulina Guzman at 312-996-4493

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Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LaHSEP)

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The Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LaHSEP) is a 6-week summer academic enrichment program open to incoming UIC freshman from the Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs. The overall goal of this program is to offer Latino students a holistic approach to their educational development through a process that develops and prepares participants to transition into UIC.

LaHSEP Track 3 HCOE in partnership with the Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services Program (LARES) at UIC is offering a summer academic enrichment program for incoming first year pre-medicine students. The Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LaHSEP) gives participants the opportunity to engage in pre-health workshops, develop Chemistry, Math and English skills and also learn about college transition and resources on the UIC campus.

How to apply

For full consideration please click on the APPLY NOW button and make an account.
Complete the application for LaHSEP  before the deadline.
Make sure to submit ALL information and required documentations.

LaHSEP  (Rising Freshman admitted to UIC for fall 2019)

Program Duration:June 24, 2019 – August 2, 2019

Application Deadline:  June 14, 2019

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Contact us

Questions regarding LaHSEP Track 3:

Paulina M. Guzman
Program Director
Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine
Department of Medical Education
808 S. Wood St., 990 CME (MC 591)
Chicago, IL 60612-7333

Phone number:
(312) 996-4493
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Fax:
c/o Paulina Guzman
(312) 996-9922