UK AHEC Summer Enrichment Program


The University of Kentucky Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is now accepting applications for both summer 2020 health career camps.

The Summer Enrichment Program for rising high school juniors (current 10th grade students) and the Health Researchers Youth Academy for rising high school seniors (current 11th grade students) will run from June 7 – June 26, 2020.

Both provide an excellent opportunity for any student interested in a potential health care career, either in clinical practice or in the area of health care research. We are pleased to offer these residential camps free of charge to any student invited to attend. More detailed information about each camp can be found here.

Tips for Success with your application process
  • Please take your time and prepare thoughtful insight to who you are and why you would like to be invited to the AHEC Summer Enrichment Camp or Health Researchers Youth Academy.
  • When writing your personal statement be concise and intentional. You do not have many words so proofread, correct grammatical and spelling errors again take your time.
  • Extracurricular activities tell us what you do in your school, community and your pursuit of a health care profession.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Choose people who know you and your passion to pursue a health profession. Please do not select someone from your family. Also, provide them with plenty of time to complete the letter, as you want the best letter your recommender could write on your behalf. The AHEC office will send a unique link to your recommenders to complete the letters, however it is up to you to follow up with them to ensure completion.

We wish you the best as you apply for the University of Kentucky AHEC Summer Enrichment Program or Health Researchers Youth Academy.


All application materials must be submitted by the end of the business day March 9, 2020. If there are any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the AHEC office prior to submitting your application. Carefully follow the links below to begin the process of applying to the camp for which you are eligible.

Please note: this is a secure registration site.

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Submissions for both summer 2020 health career camps are now closed.

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