One of the major goals of NC-HCAP is to grow the health care workforce of tomorrow by increasing an interest in health careers among our young people today. Each year, we sponsor a number of fun, hands-on health exploration programs and activities throughout the state.

From summer programs to open-house forums to lectures by prominent health professionals, we provide a wide range of opportunities for students to explore, research and become involved in the health care field.

  • Health Careers Day on the Hill
    A series of presentations by representatives from UNC health professions schools and the UNC admissions office expose high school students to various health career and college preparation information.
  • Health Careers Information and Enrichment (HCIE) Workshop
    Two-hour interactive presentations that expose elementary, middle and high school students to health career information, financial aid resources and academic enhancement strategies.
  • Health Professions Forum (HPF)
    HPFs provide high school students with information about the career opportunities within the health care field and about the various health professions programs available at NC colleges and universities.
  • Inspirational Speakers in Science (ISIS) Lecture
    Prominent minority health professionals and scientists share their personal stories of how they overcame hardships and obstacles while pursuing their educational and professional goals.
  • The Leadership Series for Future Health Professionals
    A year long academic program for middle school and  high school students to gain exposure and preparation for college and careers in the health professions.