Applications Now Being Accepted for Ochsner STAR Summer Scholars Program
The 14th annual Ochsner STAR (Science, Technology, Academic, Research) Summer Scholars Program is now accepting applications from interested high school juniors. STAR provides qualified high school students a cost-free opportunity to explore the world of healthcare. Through a rigorous four-week summer course, STAR aims to engage and inspire students to pursue careers in science and medicine. The deadline to apply is Monday, March 9, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
STAR’s curriculum focuses primarily on scientific research, practical medicine and leadership development. Through hospital and clinic rotations, hands-on learning and classroom seminars, students will interact with healthcare providers from more than 60 Ochsner departments and specialties. Students will also conduct cutting-edge scientific experiments under the guidance of Ochsner scientists in a dedicated laboratory setting and learn how to properly conduct and professionally present research.
To better prepare them for the workforce, students will learn important professional development skills from Ochsner Learning Institute consultants: presentation skills, resume writing and interview skills, teambuilding and professionalism in the workplace. STAR’s comprehensive program also includes CPR certification for each participating student.
- WHEN: June 1 - June 26, 2020 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
- WHERE: Ochsner Medical Center, 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121
- Applicant must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2020.
- Applicant must be a current high school junior (11th grade).
- Applicant must be residents of and attend high school in Louisiana.
- · STAR applications should be completed online at www.ochsner.org/star/apply and are due by 11:59 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2020.
- Please complete and include:
- Online Student Form
- Official School Transcript Submission
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Please complete and include:
STAR is supported by Ochsner Health’s Community & Public Affairs Division and through generous community donors. For more information on the Ochsner STAR Program, visit www.ochsner.org/star or to apply visit www.ochsner.org/star/apply.
About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the #1 ranked hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as a “Best Hospital” across two specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner Hospital for Children is the only facility in Louisiana to be recognized as a top 50 children’s hospital by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.