UW Radiology

Programs for URM High School Students

Our Build a Pipeline subcommittee has created robust programming for underrepresented minority (URM) high school students interested in careers in medicine and radiology. Under the direction of subcommittee co-chairs Dr. Hubert Vesselle, Dr. Christina Brunnquell, and Gulnoor Sheriff, the subcommittee has forged relationships with multiple local organizations, including Rainier Scholars and Technology Access Foundation, to provide URM students with opportunities and exposure to a wide variety of careers.

Weekend Immersion Program

In the Spring, our Build a Pipeline subcommittee offers a two-day Weekend Immersion Program to high school students 16-years-old and up. The program gives students an introduction to radiology, including learning about x-rays, CT scans, and ultrasounds through tours, lectures and hands-on workshops put on by UW Radiology faculty and staff.


Paid Summer Internship

In the summer, we offer a four-week paid summer internship for high school students who have previously completed our two-day Weekend Immersion Program. Students are selected based on an application and interview process. The internship is put on in collaboration with the Department of Radiation Oncology – students will spend two weeks in each department learning about every modality through hands-on workshops, work experience through shadowing technologists, and lectures, in addition to learning CPR and soft skills development.

Students are expected to complete journal prompts, interview a small number of faculty and staff, and create and present a final project. In addition, students will receive feedback on their professionalism at the mid-way point and end of the internship.

Learn more about our summer internship here.