High School & Undergraduate Programs

A hallmark of MUSC Hollings Cancer Center's career enhancement programming and activities is the specifically designed engagement of underrepresented individuals in biomedical and cancer research.

South Carolina Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience

Offered to rising sophomores and juniors at Burke High School, the South Carolina Continuing Umbrella of Research Experience is a two-year program designed to stimulate and nurture local students' interest in cancer and health disparities research.

The program allows underrepresented students to explore a career in biomedical cancer research through cancer-focused courses and enrichment activities. Students learn about cancer biology, epidemiology, and health disparities while participating in a hands-on research rotation at the Hollings and cultural enrichment activities across the state.

South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium

This is a 10-week summer training program that offers undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore biomedical sciences and identify new approaches to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. Students are mentored by cancer researchers at Hollings to promote the development of the next generation of cancer researchers. The curriculum and training are focused on the cancers having the most impact on the state in terms of incidence, morbidity and mortality, and cancer health disparities.

SCSU Honors Program

The Honors Program in Applied Oncology Sciences Research offered at South Carolina State University (SCSU) is intended to increase the pipeline of highly-skilled, diverse undergraduates who pursue careers in biomedical research and cancer disparities. Over the course of three years (sophomore to senior), 15 selected SCSU students complete seven classes taught by SCSU and MUSC faculty for a total of 43 credit hours. The program will launch in the fall of 2018 and includes participation in the South Carolina Cancer Health Equity Consortium.