Apply to the Buffalo Health Exploration Program

Applications open in November 2023 and close March 2024

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Are you a high school student interested in learning more about high-tech opportunities in healthcare? Our Buffalo Healthcare Exploration through the Atlas Program is a two-week program just for you!

We offer the chance to learn and innovate in a fast-paced medical environment, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, learning from experts in their fields.

Program highlights

The Buffalo Healthcare Exploration (BHE) program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center through the ATLAS Program offers an exceptional opportunity for high school students to delve into the exciting world of healthcare. Through hands-on experiences and mentorship, BHE equips young minds with valuable insights into various medical disciplines, fostering their passion and interest in the healthcare field.

Participating in BHE opens the doors to a unique and immersive learning experience, allowing students to engage in activities related to:

  • medical research
  • robotic surgery
  • cutting-edge healthcare technologies.

Aspiring healthcare professionals can benefit greatly from the program's comprehensive curriculum and guidance from skilled mentors.

Join us today! Embrace this transformative journey, broaden your horizons, and pave the way for a successful and fulfilling career in the healthcare industry. Discover your potential and make a positive impact on your future and the lives of countless others.

"BHE serves as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, instilling a sense of purpose and direction for those considering a future in healthcare. By nurturing students at an early stage, BHE empowers them to make informed career choices and take confident strides toward their goals."
Students participating in the BHE Program learn vital skills from the Stop the Bleed Program.

Develop vital skills

Explore a curriculum taught by healthcare professionals and learn vital skills such as CPR and how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person through the STOP THE BLEED program..

A student in the BHE program looks through a microscope

Explore healthcare

Learn from leading research professionals and discover various medical disciplines. Immerse yourself in hands-on research activities, tour different laboratories, and try simulated robotic surgery.

Students participating in the BHE Program collaborate together

Learn about the patient journey

Develop the soft skills necessary to connect with a patient and their family and develop core competencies to ensure success in any health-related career.

Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for this program?

Current high school students grades 9-11 are eligible to apply for our BHE program. If you are graduating this year, please consider joining us as a TA!

When do I apply?

Applications for summer programs open in November 2023 and close March 2024.

When will the program take place?

July 8-19, 2024

What is the cost of the program?

The program costs $400, but full scholarships are available for anyone who currently qualifies for the National School Lunch Program. Full scholarship information can be found in the online application.

Where can I get more information or updates on the program?

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact Nancy Preskop at

BHE teaching assistant

TA applications are open for the 2024 program. If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Preskop at

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