You're Invited!

Join us on January 19th or 20th for a Virtual Open House. Learn more about our program from the Director and alumni. Information about 2 other summer programs will also be presented.

Contact Karen Narkevic, Director, at pgshc@pitt.edu for details. 




About the Academy

The dynamic world of health care plus the expertise of University of Pittsburgh academics and facilities. This educational mixture shapes a unique, academically rigorous, hands-on campus experience for students attending the Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) each summer. The Academy is often a springboard for future studies in medicine.


     Dates:    June 27 - July 24, 2021

     Tuition:   $2975 

     Fee covers housing, 19 meals per week, transportation for

     curriculum-related trips, and most class materials

Eligibility: current high school sophomore or junior; at least 15 years of age by application deadline.

Program is open to U.S. and international students who meet the criteria listed above.


Our Students

Our Students

  • Academically talented young men and women ages 15-18
  • Among 100 students selected from high school each year
  • Chosen for the month-long June/July Academy at one of the top medical centers in the United States


“UPHCSA provided me the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the multifaceted nature of medicine and patient care, all while interacting with like-minded, dedicated peers!“
— 2009, Alumnus
“The program greatly affected my life. I had such a positive living & learning experience.  The program is quite reputable and I am proud, even privileged, to have been a part of it.”
— 2013, Alumnus
“I was able to explore the different areas in the health care field, including areas that I do not usually hear much about, such as occupational therapy and bioengineering.”
— 2012, Alumnus
“Coming back from UPHCSA, I realized that there is nothing I want more than to be a doctor and now I know that I will let nothing get in the way of my achieving that goal.”
— 2013, Alumnus