Summer Scholars Information – Undergraduate


University of Missouri-Kansas City
Health Science District
STAHR Summer Scholars

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, in cooperation with the Truman Medical Center and other affiliates at the Health Science District, will offer its First Annual STAHR Summer Scholars Program. This program provides a realistic introduction to the fields of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry for current undergraduate students.

The Summer Scholars Program for 2019 will be take place over the course of six weeks. The program is designed to attract undergraduate students from groups who have been traditionally under-represented in healthcare professions, including economically disadvantaged, minority and rural students. Preference will be given to students who have expressed a specific interest in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, or other healthcare careers.

Applicants seeking to participate in the STAHR Summer Scholars program will be required to provide documentation to indicate their eligibility for participation in the program.

This year, the Program will run from June 03, 2019 – July 12, 2019. The program will consist of weekday sessions from 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The program is free: no tuition is charged for program participation.

Students interested in STAHR Summer Scholars must meet the following requirements:

  • Current undergraduate student who will enter sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2019
  • Attend a public or private college or university in the Kansas City Metropolitan area (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass Counties in Missouri)
  • Students must be available to attend all Summer Scholars sessions.
  • Demonstrate a background that is either economically or educationally disadvantaged (required documentation described in application)

The 2019 STAHR Summer Scholars Undergraduate application closed April 17, 2019 – 5:00 PM.