Academic Health Center

Health Careers Center

Scrubs, Gloves & Microscopes

"Hands-on Experience"

Scrubs, Gloves & Microscopes (SGM) is a “hands-on” health career exploration opportunity for high school students currently in grades 9-12. SGM gives you the opportunity to briefly experience life in a health profession. Each program is about 3 - 4 hours in length. During each SGM session, you may learn from professional school students and professionals in the field, participate in a hands-on experience, and discover important next steps for pursuing the featured career.

Applying to SGM Programs
The individual student application process is outlined on the SGM Application page.

Update from October 13, 2014
We have been receiving a record amount of SGM applications for this school year. Many programs have already filled, some with full waitlists. We are doing our best to process applications and send out communications in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience with us! You are always welcome to contact our office at 612-624-6767 or SGM Program Coordinator Laura Fyfe directly at 612-624-0903 with any questions. Thank you.

See some photos from past SGM events on our HCC Facebook page.

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Schedule of Dates

Look here for our 2014-2015 schedule of programs and dates. Each year we feature over 10 different health professions to choose from! The application process can be found on the SGM Application page.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Since some sessions fill quickly, students are encouraged to submit their application early in the school year. However, registration is not complete until all application materials (and payment) are received by our office. Please see the application instructions for full details.

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Group Application Steps

The Health Careers Center will occasionally arrange group visits (calendar-permitting). Programs are fee-based and can be arranged for a ½ day or full day experience. High school classes, hospital-based youth programs, medical explorer groups, and other interested parties can make arrangements to have a health careers exploration experience coordinated by the Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota. All programming options are contingent upon the availability of our University Academic Health Center partners and final programming decisions are at the discretion of the Health Careers Center.

Groups must be between 25-30 students, with 30 students being the maximum. Please allow at least 4 months planning time to coordinate arrangements for your trip. For more information contact Laura Fyfe at port0215@umn.edu or call 612-624-6767.

 

The SGM Application opens after Labor Day

The SGM Application will be live starting September 3, 2014.

Please see the SGM Application page for full details and instructions!

We encourage families to read the Frequently Asked Questions page before completing your application.

Please contact the HCC with any questions at 612-624-6767 or HCC@umn.edu.

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