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INSIGHT High School Program

The INSIGHT High School Program is an intensive four-week program designed to introduce students to public health, biomedical research, & medicine.

For 2021, the University of Washington’s INSIGHT High School Program has been adapted to an online format to follow public health guidelines.

Students will take a deep dive into injury prevention research through various activities. The program is open to high school students entering grades 10-12 or recently graduated.

The 2021 UW INSIGHT High School Program offers two session options to attend. Accepted students are expected to attend a single four-week session in full.


  • Session A: June 21, 2021-July 16, 2021

  • Session B: July 19, 2021-August 13, 2021

Location: Online

Tuition: $2,200

Online Program Overview

Our high school program provides valuable exposure to the medical and public health fields, emphasizes social justice and highlights health disparities. During the course of the high school program, students will work together through four challenging, fun and busy weeks.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand core public health concepts

  • Conduct public health field research data collection and analysis

  • Practice and improve critical thinking, public speaking, and data visualization skills

  • Complete a public health capstone project on a predetermined injury prevention topic

  • Better understand the importance of social justice as it relates to the individual and community health

Activities and Experiences:

  • An original, collaborative public health research project with a focus on developing introductory research skills.

  • Skill building seminars: How to design a compelling resume, workshops on creating presentations, learn essentials of public speaking, and more

  • Virtual injury research seminars

  • Variety of speaker panels: INSIGHT undergraduates, healthcare professionals, & community health organization speakers

  • Peer networking opportunities: Build ongoing relationships in your desired field of higher learning

  • Interactive remote social activities

  • A Certificate of Completion for students who complete all program requirements.

Students will also present their capstone project to physicians, researchers, medical professionals and college students at an online research symposium on the final day of the session. Families are welcome.

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