Application Information

Registration is now open for the 2024 Determined to be a Doctor Someday (D.D.S.) Program! Designed for teens who are 14 to 18 years of age and toddlers, two to five years of age, the objective is to provide exposure to different health care careers in a transparent yet fun and engaging format.

Students selected for the Program will come from historically marginalized populations, rural or under-resourced communities, and/or will be a first-generation college student of ANY racial/ethnic background.

Age-appropriate activities will be done, and students will participate in monthly sessions from January to May with a White Coat Ceremony to celebrate those who consistently attended. The tentative dates for the sessions are as follows: January 20, 2024, February 3, 2024, March 2, 2024, April 6, 2024, May 4, 2024, and June 15, 2024 (white coat ceremony).

Attendance at every session is required and will be taken at each event. Not attending will lead to dismissal from the Program and disqualifies the participant from participation.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 27, 2023 at 5:00 PM CST

All Program correspondence will be sent via email. Be sure to verify your email address for errors when registering and check your spam folder regularly.

Registration for the 2024 one-day Symposium will begin February 2024!

Registration for the 2024 Six-Month Program for teens and toddlers is open now! Follow us on social media for the most recent updates:
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