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The Latino Health Science Enrichment Program(LaHSEP) is a 6-week summer academic enrichment program open to High School students and 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 three track process that develops and prepares participants in specific areas (ACT, Research, or transition to UIC). Each track also provides participants 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 is for freshman and sophomore high school students to prepare for the ACT. Participants will take part in courses that enhance their science reasoning, mathematics, and writing skills. Students also take part in an investigative team project under the supervision of undergraduate student mentors to prepare and deliver professional presentations. (Program dates: June 20th 2016 - July 29th 2016)

LaHSEP Track 2  The focus of this track is for junior and senior students in high school to develop their research skills. Participants will learn research methods and develop their research skills by learning to analyze, synthesize, and interpret information. Throughout the research program students conduct their own research project, complete a literature review and create a professional presentation to be presented at the LaHSEP 2016 research forum. (Program dates: June 20th 2016 - July 29th 2016)

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 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 
Track1 application:

Track 2 (Current Juniors &Seniors)
General admission deadline: 2/14/2016  
Track2 application: 
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Track 3
(Rising Freshman to UIC)
Application Deadline: TBA
Track3 application:
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Contact us

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