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Pipeline Programs for High School Students

Wilmot aims to engage students early in their high school experience to spark interest in biomedical careers and the field of Oncology. The goal of these programs is to strengthen the pipeline of students who choose to pursue STEM degrees and careers.

Wilmot-Rochester School for the Deaf Summer Internship Program

The Wilmot Future Deaf Scientists summer internship program is designed to give high school students who are deaf an introduction to the world of science and medicine, with a particular emphasis on cancer research. The program covers a wide range of topics, including the different types of cancer, how it is diagnosed, treatment methods, and the associated risk factors. The internship includes classroom sessions and shadowing experiences in clinical oncology, surgical oncology, basic science, radiation oncology, and cancer disparities. Learn more about the program.

Wilmot Community Engagement and Outreach Youth Pipeline Program

Wilmot’s Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team, and Community Outreach and Engagement offices are working together to create a new pipeline program specifically focused on serving middle and high school students in the Rochester City School District. This effort also involves collaborations with several local community organizations focused on improving student outcomes in the city of Rochester.