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Health Science LEAP

** This is an application only program. 

YEAR 1

FALL -  This course will focus on the literature of minority communities encountering the healthcare system.

SPRING - This course focuses on bioethics and asking students to apply what they have learned in the identification, study, and resolution or mitigation of conflicts among competing values or goals. 

3.0 credit hours per semester

Health Science 3YEAR 2

FALL - 20 hours of shadowing with an appropriate healthcare provider.  This experience is accompanied by a seminar from experts about current issues facing the American healthcare system.

SPRING - Students are introduced to qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

2.0 credit hours per semester

YEAR 3 - 4

YEAR 3  - Focus on scientific writing and the presentation of research findings.  Students will also be engaged in paid research - fulfilling Research Scholar designation.

YEAR 4 - Students engage in, and report on, a community service project including researching the issue, timeline and budget, evaluation instruments, analysis of the process, and analysis of the product.

1.0 credit hour per semester

Health Sciences LEAP is a four-year pipeline program for students from underrepresented communities (first generation or academically, socially, or economically disadvantaged) seeking careers in health or medicine.  The curriculum was designed by the University Of Utah School Of Medicine and is one course each semester for 4 years (fall and spring semesters only). 

Applications for this program are available in the spring for the upcoming school year starting in the fall and requirements for application can be found on this website. 

Have the same classmates all four years

Have a Dedicated Librarian from the College of Medicine to help with research

Coached from a peer mentor/advisor in the first year

Have the same Professor for seven of the eight classes

Earns 14 hours of credit toward graduation

Applications for this program are available in the spring for the upcoming school year starting in the fall.

Requirements for the Program can be found on this website. 

Students selected will know prior to freshman Orientation if they have been accepted and how they will enroll in the course. 

Carolyn Bliss, PhD

c.bliss@leap.utah.edu


 Nora Wood, PhD

n.wood@leap.utah.edu

801 581-4856


Support from the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

Kathryn Browning-Hawes

kathryn.browning@hsc.utah.edu

801-213-1258

 

Health Science LEAP Spring  2020 

Class # Subject Cat #  Sec Days Time
5722 LEAP 1140 001 MWF 9:40am-10:30am

 

Last Updated: 9/26/19