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Horizons in Medicine Program

Horizons in medicine student

Jump-start your health care career with the Horizons in Medicine program. 

Horizons in Medicine is a month-long summer program designed for high school juniors and seniors passionate about healthcare careers. Gain hands-on experience alongside medical students and physicians, discover your calling through interactive learning, and chart your path in the dynamic world of medicine. Your journey to a rewarding future in healthcare starts here!


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Learn medical terminology and key concepts early. 

 You’ll be introduced to general terminology you need to know to function in a clinical environment. Learn key concepts from subjects such as biochemistry, anatomy , histology and pharmacology.


Shadow providers and tour clinical sites. 

Spend afternoons shadowing medical professionals in hospitals, community clinics, and other clinical sites throughout the community.


Complete a research paper or project. 

Work with two to four other students under the direction of a Wright State medical student to hone your teamwork skills. You get the choice of writing a group research paper or developing a medically related project. 

Program Dates

June 2024


Aaliyah Mcclure '14

Hands-On Clinical Experience

"Being able to shadow actual doctors showed me that I loved talking to patients and I really wanted to pursue a career in medicine."

Who can apply? 

Students who have completed their junior or senior year of high school and have successfully completed chemistry. Due to the pandemic, the Horizons in Medicine program is also accepting applications from Wright State students who have completed their first year of college. 

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Program alumni


Enter college


Graduate college


Many are now medical doctors

Mel L. Brown, Jr., M.Ed., M.S.., Director
Location: 190 White Hall
Phone: (937) 775-4602

Last edited on 09/14/2023.