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Office of Educational Partnerships

Community Health Professions Academy

The Community Health Professions Academy (CHPA) was created in 2014 by OEP to help inspire youth, grades 9-12, from underserved communities to pursue careers in health sciences. Our application is currently closed. The application cycle for our 2025 cohort will open in the fall of 2024, please continue to check our website for updates.

Students in past CHA


Are you interested in a career in Healthcare?

CHPA is a 6-session high school program designed to help high school students explore the health professions in an engaging, and supportive atmosphere.

The CHPA academy provides hands-on activities in each of following fun careers – dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and public health.

CHPA 2024 Flyer (PDF)


Program Information

Who: All are welcome to apply. However, this program promotes the participation of 9-12th grade students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the health sciences.

When: (6) Saturday sessions between February to May 2024.

Where: University of Washington Seattle Campus


What will you learn?

  • Suture Clinic – Learn to place sutures on simulations of human tissue
  • Traditional Medicine – Learn about herbs and plants used in traditional medicine
  • Recreating teeth – Learn how dentists replace tooth structure lost by dental decay or trauma
  • Gain knowledge – Talk to health professionals about today’s important health issues
  • College Prep – Info sessions on the college application process
  • Acquire insight – Meet and learn about health professional’s pathway to healthcare
  • And much more!