Since 1994, more than 1000 young people have attended the academy.
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The Health Science Academy (HSA) is a three year, after-school science enrichment program for high school students - from sophomore through senior year. Located at SUNY Downstate, HSA recruits college-bound, academically talented students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences (e.g., medicine, nursing, public health, and research). Academy Scholars come from groups that have been historically under-served and under-represented in the health sciences and higher education.
Academy instructors and guest speakers include SUNY Downstate faculty, medical and nursing students, and Academy staff. Recruited from our partner schools in Brooklyn, Academy Scholars commit to completing six college-level modules over a period of three years and maintaining an 85 percent average. Classes are small, involving hands-on clinical exposure, case-based learning, lab tours, field trips, presentations, and dissections.
The Health Science Academy inspires and prepares the next generation of culturally competent health care professionals.