UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
SHE in Oncology Zoom meeting

SHE (Summer Healthcare Experience) in Oncology is a virtual, multi-institutional program for high school students interested in science and medicine. Its mission is to empower individuals who identify as women and otherwise underrepresented in the sciences to enter biomedical career pathways, specifically within the field of cancer.

Over the course of two weeks, SHE trainees collaborate on a genetics-based research project, and a patient case study project, to explore key facets of cancer science and care. Trainees also participate in daily faculty lectures, panel discussions, and skill-building workshops to acquire knowledge and networks for their next steps on biomedical career pathways.

SHE in Oncology is funded by a grant from the American Cancer Society. Programming is delivered in part through a partnership with eCLOSE Institute.

About SHE in Oncology

SHE in Oncology

SHE in Oncology student testimonial

SHE in Oncology

A student trainee shares what it's like to participate in the SHE in Oncology program. Video credit: Katie Cohan and Dell Medical School