Dayton247Now: Wright State program gives high school students look at health care career, scholarship


Offered by Wright State’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, the Horizons in Medicine program helps local high school students begin to prepare for careers in science and health care.

A program at Wright State University is giving high school students an avenue to prepare for careers in science and health care, and the application process is now open.

Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine is now accepting applications for its 2024 Horizons in Medicine program, which runs from June 3 through June 28. The application deadline is May 10.

The high school students who are signed up will see firsthand the science and delivery of health care that forms the foundation of a career in medicine. They can get shadowing experience and earn a college scholarship, Wright State said.

Students who will have completed their junior year of high school and taken chemistry by the time the program begins are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the program visit

Wright State says Horizons in Medicine is designed to give Dayton-area students a sense of the career possibilities in health care and show them the kind of serious preparation needed to enter such careers.

During the program, students spend time in classrooms and laboratories at Wright State and spend afternoons shadowing in hospitals, community clinics and other clinical sites throughout the community.

Attendance is required from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Afternoons are reserved for students to spend time at their preceptor site shadowing clinicians throughout the Greater Dayton community.

All students who complete the Horizons in Medicine program receive one-year full-tuition scholarships to Wright State University.

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