Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) for Youth
VCOM-Virginia, 2265 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
The Virginia 2020 SEE Program has been canceled due to the current health concerns with COVID-19.
The Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) program is designed to promote science and medicine to area high school students. In so doing, we hope not only to encourage these students to pursue careers in science and medicine but also to gain an appreciation of behaviors that are fundamental to healthy lifestyles.
- We are seeking rising high school sophomores through rising high school seniors (10th – 12th grade) who are under-represented in healthcare fields, and who have maintained at least an average GPA of 3.50, to participate in the SEE program.
SEE activities, which are under the direction of faculty and medical students, include the following (please allow for some yearly variation in programming):
- Interactive lectures
- “Anatomy Jeopardy”
- Lab activities in our state-of-the-art anatomy lab
- Cadaver prosections
- On-line research and tutorials
If selected to participate in the program, VCOM will arrange and pay for 5 nights of lodging for students living more than 45 minutes from Blacksburg at the local Comfort Inn. Out of town students should arrive at the hotel Sunday evening and check out Friday morning. Breakfast will be provided Monday – Friday and lunch will be provided Monday - Thursday. Evening entertainment such as a movie, putt-putt golf, bowling, skating will be provided. Participants are expected to bring additional spending money for evening meals and souvenirs.
Students will be expected to maintain proper attire. This will be strictly enforced. Many of the program’s activities will take place in the anatomy laboratory. Therefore, open-toed shoes, shorts, hats, low-cut, halter or spaghetti strap tops, mini-skirts, sleeveless shirts, are NOT permitted. Students are advised NOT to use musical devices, cell phones and cameras during the program. Students will be expected to observe departmental policies (to be discussed during orientation) concerning respect to those who have donated their bodies to medical education.