PITCH (Program for Investigation and Training for Careers in Health)
Each summer, UCSF's Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) sponsors a free summer program for high school students in San Francisco School Unified School District.
PITCH is an opportunity for incoming high school juniors, particularly those who may be the first in their families to pursue a four-year college degree, to spend three weeks at UCSF, exploring careers in healthcare, and looking into the educational pathways that lead to different careers, and learning professional skills that will help them along the way.
PITCH students are mentored by current UCSF students in the Graduate Division, dental school, pharmacy school, medical school, and nursing school as they complete a group research project and receive one-on-one and small group academic advising from EAOP counselors.
PITCH has three core components:
1. Exposure to Careers in Health - presented through a combination of hands-on workshops or guest lectures, led by UCSF students, faculty and staff.
2. College Awareness - Assists students to better understanding the college search and application process.
3. Group Work on a Research Project - PITCH students research a specific disease, which allows them to develop an understanding for the roles of the various health professionals treating the disease.
Watch an informative video about the program here.
See our latest flyer here.
High School student application here.
UCSF Graduate School students:
For the PITCH Counselor flyer, click here.
For more information about becoming a PITCH counselor, click here.
For the PITCH Counselor application, click here.