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Recently, the UW Department of Surgery began an exciting new partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE). This partnership is made possible by funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation which aims to support clinical research experiences for underrepresented minority high school students and encourages students to pursue surgical and research careers.

This summer, through the Surgery Clinical Research Experiences for High School Students Program, a small group of students will participate in mentored research activities, gain exposure to a variety of surgery-related careers, attend seminars on core research concepts and practice surgical skills in the simulation center. The program offers minority students first-hand opportunities to experience the rewards of an academic medical career which include providing cutting-edge patient care in an environment that promotes novel clinical investigation for the purpose of improving care.

For more information on the Surgery Clinical Research Experience for High School Students Program, visit Surgery Clinical Research Experiences for High School Students Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System