Health Careers Institute for High School Students (Downers Grove, IL Campus)

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The 2023 Health Careers Institute for high school students  on the Downers Grove Campus is a free educational opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to explore a variety of health professions. 

5/18/23 UPDATE: Due to system failure during online application process, all applicants will receive confirmation status via postal mail. 

Health Careers Institute

Twenty-four high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors will be selected through an application process.  Applications can be submitted starting February 1 and are due May 1. 

The Health Careers Institute for High School Students will be a live, in-person learning event on the Midwestern University campus. Check out a sample schedule from the Glendale Campus, AZ program.

Sample Health Careers Institute Schedule

Meet our 2023 Health Careers Institute Student Mentors

Want to see what you can expect from the Health Careers Institute? Check out this video about the Health Careers Institute program on the Glendale Campus:

Featured professions in the Downers Grove Health Careers Institute include:

  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Pharmacy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dental Medicine
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Precision Medicine
  • Public Health

For event related questions, please contact the MWU Office of Communications at 630.515.7213 or email

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