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Health Science LEAP

** This is an application only program. 



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 3


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  - Scientific writing & presentation of research findings.  Students will also engage 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, and analysis of the process and 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 spring of 2020 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 registration if they have been accepted and how they will enroll in the course. 

Carolyn Bliss, PhD

 Nora Wood, PhD

801 581-4856

Support from the Office of Health Equity and Inclusion

Kathryn Browning-Hawes



Health Science LEAP Spring  2020 

Class # Subject Cat #  Sec Days Time
5722 LEAP 1140 001 MWF 9:40am-10:30am
Last Updated: 5/28/21