UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences: Office of Student Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Toledo Starz

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Toledo Starz is an after-school enrichment program for high school students, particularly those who are of a low social economic status or disadvantaged (see criteria below), who have an interest in the health professions. There is no cost to the student to participate in the program.

This unique seven-month program brings health sciences alive and is geared for students who have a motivated interest in pursuing health science careers. The students from Toledo area high schools are invited to participate in a series of monthly sessions, which are held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Accepted students attend monthly sessions, during which they explore medical issues and various roles involved within the healthcare process presented by UToledo faculty, staff and students.

Participants also participate in the Super Starz Spring Symposium where students present a thoroughly research project and graduate in April.  The program was launched in fall 2006.

Download the application (Word Doc)

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Admission Criteria
  • Student Application 
  • Official High School Transcript 
  • GPA 2.0 or higher
  • 250 word typed essay 

Qualifying students will need to meet one of the following criteria to be accepted into the program:

  • Neither parent has obtained a baccalaureate degree
  • Low social economic status or disadvantaged: AMCAS defines disadvantaged as the area in which you grew up was inadequately served by available healthcare professionals or a resided in a family or household that received benefits from state or federal assistance programs

There is no cost to the student to participate in the program. 

For additional information about Toledo Starz, please contact the College of Medicine and Life Sciences Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at 419.383.3438. 
Last Updated: 9/21/23