Outset 2024

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Primary Care

1-week summer program for 9th-12th grade students interested in Primary Care careers in medicine.

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Pediatrics

1-week summer program for 9th-12th grade students interested in working with children in Pediatrics.

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Surgery

1-week summer program for 9th-12th grade students interested in working in surgical careers in medicine.

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Primary Care
Pediatrics
Surgery
Location
UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC-Chapel Hill
Length
1 week
1 week
1 week
Open Dates
June 16-21
June 23-28
June 30-July 5
July 7-12
June 16-21
June 23-28
June 30-July 5
July 7-12
June 16-21
June 23-28
June 30-July 5
July 7-12
Ages
9-12th grades
9-12th grades
9-12th grades
Tuition & Board
$2,499
$2,499
$2,499
Meals Included?
Yes
Yes
Yes
Staff/student ratio
1 : 7
1 : 7
1 : 7

Included in every program:

Clean, safe housing

Every program includes shared student housing in UNC-Chapel Hill dorms.

All meals

Every program includes a full meal package with UNC dining halls.

World-class speakers

We bring in leading physicians, faculty, and medical students to speak daily.

24/7 staff

Our trained staff live on-campus with each student group.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I enroll in multiple tracks?

Yes. If you would like to enroll in multiple tracks, please indicate which tracks you are interested in on your application. We offer a 10% discount on your second or third track if you enroll in more than one.

How do I apply? How competitive is Outset?

Students or parents can apply for Outset directly from our website. Just click the "Start Application" button. Within 1 business day from starting your application you will hear from our team about next steps. We do evaluate each student and look for serious, mature high-school student with strong grades and a serious interest in medicine.

What is the cost? What's included?

Our program and housing fee is $2,499 for our one-week summer programs. This includes 24/7 staff, dorm-style housing, all meals and snack, 20+ hours of classroom instruction, events, speakers, and all activities, transport, and extracurriculars.

What is accommodation like?

We partner with UNC-Chapel Hill student residence halls (dorms) for Outset. To learn more about UNC housing, click here. Rooms are  shared with another student of the same gender. We understand that getting a good night of sleep is critical, so if your student has trouble sleeping with another person in the room you can request a single room for an extra fee (usually $300-400). Bathrooms are shared and usually hall-style. Typically the dorm has communal areas or common space where students can relax or study.

Is accommodation separated by gender?

All of the floors are split by gender. The boys are on a separate floor from the girls. Each floor has a chaperone (our camp counselors) of the same gender as the students on that floor. Our employees all undergo background checks and are trained and under the 24/7 supervision of our Campus Director. Only a student or staff member’s key will grant access to the student housing, and students encouraged to always lock their rooms. Student safety is always our number one priority.

Do you provide healthy meals?

Yes, students have full access to the UNC-Chapel Hill dining halls for most meals, and will have a variety of healthy options for a balanced and nutritional diet, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To learn more about UNC dining, click here. Our staff will also make healthy snacks available throughout the day for students between meals. We understand that good food is an important part of feeling at home. A few meals during camp will be organized through local restaurants.

Are students monitored 24 hours a day?

Yes. Our camp staff and counselors live side by side with our students and are available and nearby 24/7. Of course, our team has to sleep just like students, but our team is trained to keep their phone and ringers on at all time so that students can reach out even in the middle of the night. The UNC campus is also monitored round the clock by a dedicated security team. If you have any concerns about safety, please reach out to our team and discuss them ahead of time.

Is there an onsite nurse or medical facility?

The UNC undergraduate campus is within a 5-10min drive of the world-class UNC hospitals facilities from almost any point on campus. We also have robust systems and protocols in place for all medical emergencies and our staff is trained and aware of all emergency contacts. If your child should ever feel unwell, we can help them book a doctor's appointment and chaperone them to and from it.

Who are the Outset instuctors?

At Outset, our faculty consists of top-tier instructors with impressive backgrounds in medical education, career guidance, healthcare operations, healthcare technology, and more. Many of our speakers are faculty, residents or staff at UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke School of Medicine. We will share a full list of instructors, speakers, and background information closer to the summer program.

What are the camp hours? What's the schedule?

Typically, wake-up and breakfast starts around 7:30am each day and students have class, speakers, meals, and scheduled activities the entire day until lights out at 11:00pm. We know some students need more than 8 hours of sleep, and we encourage them to head to bed early if so. We do have limited, monitored free time throughout the two-week period, but typically not more than one or two hours a day.

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“Outset is an exciting and innovative summer program to prepare for a career in medicine.”
"Outset is an excellent summer opportunity for high-school students interested in medicine."
“I wish that I had a summer program like Outset to explore medicine in high school.”