SPARK Summer Program

A pediatrician teaches a high school student how to splint an arm at the SPARK ProgramSPARK is a week-long summer program geared towards current high school sophomores and juniors that are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students have the opportunity to experience medicine through hands-on activities and engaging discussions with faculty from various medical specialties.

two high school students work on a suturing exercise at the SPARK programStudents participate in activities such as casting and suturing workshops, treating sports-related injuries and utilizing state-of-the-art equipment such as laproscopic surgery simulators. SPARK is a free program for high school students and is offered two separate weeks during the summer. The application process opens in February and students can apply online if they are interested in attending the program.

two medical students give instructions to a high school student working on a laparoscopic simulator at the SPARK Program  For more information on the SPARK program, please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at (405) 271-2331 or by email at

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