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The Latino Health Science Enrichment Program(LaHSEP) is a 6-week summer academic enrichmentprogram open to High School students and incoming UIC freshmanfrom the Chicagoland and neighboring suburbs. The overall goal ofthis program is to offer Latino students a holistic approach totheir educational development through a three track process thatdevelops and prepares participants in specific areas (ACT,Research, or transition to UIC). Each track also providesparticipants exposure to medical and health science careers,preparation for higher education, research skills development,and optimizing interpersonal & professional development.

LaHSEP Track 1  The focus of this track isfor freshman and sophomore highschool students to prepare for the ACT. Participants will takepart in courses that enhance their science reasoning,mathematics, and writing skills. Students also take part in aninvestigative team project under the supervision of undergraduatestudent mentors to prepare and deliver professionalpresentations. (Program dates: June 20th - July 29th 2016)

LaHSEP Track 2  The focus of this track isfor junior and senior studentsin high school to develop their research skills. Participantswill learn research methods and develop their research skills bylearning to analyze, synthesize, and interpret information.Throughout the research program students conduct their ownresearch project, complete a literature review and create aprofessional presentation to be presented at the LaHSEP 2016 research forum. (Program dates: June 20th - July 29th 2016)

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


How to apply

For full consideration please click on the APPLY NOW button and make an account.
Complete theapplication for each track that you are applying to before the deadline.
Make sure to submit ALL information and required documentations

Track 1 (Current Freshman &Sophomore)
General admission deadline: 2/14/2016  
Track 1 application: 
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Track 2 (Current Juniors &Seniors)
General admission deadline: 2/14/2016  
Track 2 application: 
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Track 3
(Rising Freshman to UIC)
Application Deadline: TBD
Track 3 application:
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Questions regarding LaHSEP Tracks 1 & 2:

Michael Almodovar
Project Coordinator
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) 355-2529


c/o: Michael Almodovar
(312) 996-9922

Questions regarding LaHSEP Track 3:

Annette De La Torre
Program Coordinator
Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services
1200 W. Harrison Ave., Suite 2640 SSB (MC 591)
Chicago, IL 60607-7164

Phone number:
(312) 996-3356


c/o Annette De La Torre