Health Professions Highway

Creating a self-sustaining, culturally-diverse pipeline to develop future healthcare professionals

About the Program

Health Professions Highway is a collaborative project between University of Denver and CollegeTrack-Aurora. For one week, DU and our community partners host rising high school juniors and seniors interested in healthcare professions, partnering participants with mentors including undergraduate students on healthcare tracks.

During the week, participants gain exposure to 1) the college environment, 2) the different health professions and academic expectations/pathways of various career tracks, and 3) the challenges facing healthcare patients and providers.

Learning by Experience

Participants in Health Professions Highway spend the week at DU, living in a residential hall and working with undergraduate mentors, faculty and DU alumni, preparing them for campus life. In addition, all participants become First Aid/CPR/AED certified and learn research and presentation skills. 

Field days take participants off campus for day-visits to healthcare providers Denver Health and DaVita where they witness first-hand the complex landscape of professional healthcare.

Special Thanks to our Community Partners

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Support & Funding

This program is made possible by a Public Good grant from DU's Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL), a partnership with CollegeTrack-Aurora and support from DU's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.