Bio-Medicine Saturday Academy for High School Students

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Embark on a captivating journey into the world of bio-medicine with our dynamic program designed specifically for high school students. Over the course of five Saturdays and two virtual Thursdays, participants will engage in a blend of direct instruction, problem-based learning, and cooperative learning techniques to explore the fascinating intersections of biology and medicine.

Program Overview:

Duration:  Five (5) Saturdays and two (2) Virtual Thursdays

  • September 7
  • September 21
  • October 12
  • November 2
  • December 7
  • November 14 (Virtual Thursday)
  • December 12 (Virtual Thursday)


  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Virtual Thursdays

Location: UNC Charlotte Woodward Building

Audience: High school students interested in biology and medicine 

Capacity: 25 students, grades 9 to 12

Program Highlights:

  1. Direct Instruction: Experienced instructors will deliver engaging lectures and presentations to introduce students to fundamental concepts in bio-medicine. Topics covered will include anatomy, physiology, disease pathology, pharmacology, and more.
  2. Problem-Based Learning: Through hands-on activities and case studies, students will delve into real-world medical scenarios and scientific dilemmas. They’ll apply their knowledge to analyze data, diagnose conditions, and propose treatment plans, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  3. Cooperative Learning: Collaborative learning exercises will encourage students to work together in teams, simulating the collaborative nature of medical research and healthcare. By sharing ideas, pooling resources, and tackling challenges collectively, students will develop communication skills and teamwork abilities.
  4. Virtual Thursdays: Two virtual sessions on Thursdays will complement the Saturday sessions, offering opportunities for interactive discussions, guest speakers, and virtual lab simulations. These sessions provide flexibility and additional engagement outside of the classroom setting.
  5. Guest Speakers: Renowned professionals from the fields of medicine, biomedical research, and healthcare will share their expertise and insights with students during the virtual Thursday sessions. These guest speakers offer valuable perspectives and career guidance to aspiring young minds.

Benefits for Participants:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of bio-medicine and its real-world applications
  • Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills
  • Explore various career paths in medicine, research, and healthcare
  • Interact with industry professionals and gain valuable insights
  • Build a portfolio of projects and experiences to showcase future endeavors
  • Earn a certificate of participation in bio-medicine for 30 hours contact (23) and independent (7) experiences

Registration Information: Please visit

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Cost: $125.00 per participant

Full Participation Required

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the captivating world of bio-medicine and ignite your passion for science and healthcare. Join us for five Saturdays and two virtual Thursdays filled with discovery, learning, and inspiration!

Application Fee: $125.00 (Refund Policy: All refund requests must be submitted via email to and received 30 days prior to the start date of the program. No refunds will be granted within 30 days of the event. Refund request will take 2-3 weeks to process. There are no refunds for no-shows. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $50.00 will be retained for each enrollment payment. (No exceptions.)

Policies and Procedures: Please click here to view. You will be asked during your registration to confirm agreement with these policies.

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