Student Services and Resources

The Urban Health Program offers support for students that are interested in pursuing a career in the sciences or health professions. UHP seeks to provide educational opportunities geared specifically towards underrepresented minority students (URM’S), in order to develop minority healthcare professionals, faculty and researchers with the goals of eliminating health disparities and advancing health equity. To fulfill this effort, the Urban Health Program provides the following services:

  • Comprehensive orientation to the health professions programs and to the UIC campus
  • Academic Seminar Series
  • Workshops and Skill Building Assessment
  • Application and enrollment assistance
  • Test Preparation
  • Individualized counseling, academic support and mentoring
  • Career planning and course selection
  • Networking opportunities among students, faculty, staff, community leaders and health care professionals
  • Connections to outside organizations and practicing health professionals that often lead to scholarship opportunities, internships, field practicums/experiences and mentoring relationships

Student Organizations

UHP supported student-led organizations provide a venue for students to network with health sciences colleges, healthcare professionals in the community and UIC faculty and administrators. UHP organizations offer professional development support thought presentations, guest lectures, educational activities, social and recreational activities and numerous career development opportunities.