Student Health Science Programs

Find out more about the University of Kansas Medical Center’s (KUMC) medical and science education pipeline programs.

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) has a long history of working with students interested in health career pathways through medical and science education pipeline programs. Find more information about KUMC programs below:

The Greater Kansas City-Health Professions Pipeway Initiative (HPPI)

This program is a visionary and innovative bi-state alliance between the KU Medical Center and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The pipeway  programs provide educational and support programs to students and their teachers and families and it focus is on increasing the number of academically well-prepared underrepresented minority applicants in health care and other science-intensive careers.

Health Careers Pathways Program, K-12 Programs

This program is for students in Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools who are economically disadvantaged who have completed at least two science courses, one math course and one English course. The programs are Saturday Science and Math Academy, Summer Science Residential Academy, and the Health Science Enrichment Institute I.

Tours for High School Students at KU Medical Center

KU Medical Center offers a first-hand look at a modern academic health center. The tour includes visits to several different departments at KU Medical Center such as the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, the Pathology LabA.R. Dykes Library, and Physical Therapy and Rehab. You can request a tour through the KU AHEC program here.

KU Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 


KU AHEC enhances the quality and accessibility of health care services in Kansas through partnerships with communities, health care professionals and organizations, educational institutions and other interested individuals and agencies. The services include: promotion of careers in the health care field; continuing education programming for physician, nurses and allied health professionals; community education and health screenings; facilitating health research in the same communities confronting those issues; and development and implementation of clinical opportunities for students in the health professions’ programs. Click here for more information.

For additional STEM Pipeline Resources please go to: STEM

Past Student Newsletters – Latino Health Disparities Internship

Funding Support

This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) under Award Number R25OD020214.

The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

For more information, go to the SEPA T-SCORE Project Page