Our Vision

Teaching and Learning Excellence

The Early Outreach Program (EOP) places a strong focus on excellence as the foundation, method and product of the program. Keeping steadfast with this logic, the Early Outreach Program is continually discovering and practicing inventive approaches to recruit and retain students by applying research on best-practices in academic pipeline inductions and K-12 student experiences. We recognize that skilled and passionate instructors are fundamental to our effort and our administrators and teaching associates – made up of UIC graduate students, current public and private school teachers, and retired teachers – are committed to this philosophy of excellence in order to provide positive teaching-learning outcomes for students.

Mission

To recruit, introduce, effectively prepare, and graduate underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students in the health professions.

Goals

  • Increase the knowledge, skills and interest in health science professions of K – 12 students from underrepresented population groups
  • Increase parents’ knowledge and skills in health sciences and their capacity to support their children in pursuing education and careers in these fields
  • Increase the effectiveness of EOP teachers. UIC student workers, and parents in health science-related learning activities and team collaboration