HiDAV Boot Camp FAQs
- WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?
HiDAVS (Health Informatics Data Analytics and Visualization Summer School) is a 7-week program which runs from May 20th to July 2nd.
- WHAT IS THE TUITION FOR THE SUMMER BOOT CAMP?
No tuition, it's free.
- HOW DO I APPLY?
Fill out the initial application form. Someone will reach out to you as soon as possible
- WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SUMMER BOOT CAMP?
Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the time of application. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply. Applicants must be 18 years or older.
- WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program within a U.S. college or university are eligible to apply. Preference is given to students who are currently enrolled in NC A&T and Bennett College. Students from underrepresented minority groups who are interested in careers in public health, health informatics, or related fields are encouraged to apply.
- DOES ENABLE COVER THE COST OF HOUSING, MEALS, and TRANSPORTATION?
Yes, ENABLE HiDAVS covers the cost of housing, meals, and transportation to the summer boot camp.
- DOES ENABLE REIMBURSE ME IF DRIVE TO THE SUMMER BOOT CAMP?
No, ENABLE will not reimburse mileage. ENABLE will send a bus a single pick-up location to transport you to the campus. You can also take the train and we can reimburse you for your ticket. You can also choose to arrange your own transportation, but you will not be reimbursed for transportation expenses. Please note: If you choose to bring your vehicle to the boot camp, you must contact Shikha Yadav, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919.962-2208.
- WHERE DO PARTICIPANTS LIVE DURING THE PROGRAM? AND DO I NEED A CAR?
Housing is provided to all HiDAVS students by ENABLE. Housing is located on campus in Rams Village. There are free buses in Chapel Hill and most of the Chapel Hill area is well connected by the bus system.
- WHAT DOES ENABLE PROVIDE ITS ATTENDEES?
We provide sheets, pillow, pillowcase, bath towel, and blanket. It is up to the attendees to determine what else they need to bring with them. Please Note: ENABLE or UNC is not responsible for broken, lost, or stolen personal items.
- WILL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A STIPEND OR COMPENSATION?
All accepted applicants will be provided with an NIH scholarship stipend.
- WHEN WILL A DECISION BE MADE ON MY APPLICATION?
Applicants will be notified by the first week of April.
- WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTED STUDENTS?
All accepted students will be required to complete prereading of selected program-related texts before attending the on-campus boot campus.
- WHAT DO THE STUDENTS DO IN THE PROGRAM?
The Health Informatics Data Analytics & Visualization (HiDAV) boot camp has several components: In-class lectures by instructors, hands-on learning in data analytics and data visualization software, guest lectures from research industry partners and informatics specialist at the university, and career development sessions. The students will also get the opportunity to visit research centers and laboratories at the university and local companies focusing on healthcare and healthcare data.
- HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?
Students participate in the program and live in residential facilities for about 6-7 weeks. During working weekday, students will have a set of in-class, offsite, or out-of-class activities scheduled for them. All activities are supervised and students are required to participate in all the activities. The schedule will include class lectures, project activities to be conducted during study hours, and offsite activities involving tours/visits to health care or health research organizations.
- ARE THERE CLINICAL INFORMATICS OPPORTUNITIES?
No hands-on clinical roles or activities are planned for the participants. We intend to take the HiDAV boot camp participants to clinical facilities, however. The tours will be conducted by clinicians. The clinical site visits will focus on use of various informatics tools and data for care delivery.
- DO PARTICIPANTS GET A CERTIFICATE AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM?
HiDAV boot camp students will not receive any university credit hours. We will provide a certificate to the HiDAV boot camp students, acknowledging that they have successfully completed the program. The certificate will be signed by the Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program and PI of the ENABLE initiative. One of the purposes of the HiDAV boot camp is to collaborate and build a relationship with the faculty and instructors.
- WHAT DO I DO IN CASE OF HEALTH EMERGENCY?
Students who need urgent care go to: Urgent Care: 6013 Ferrington Road, Carolina Point 2, Suite 101, Phone: 984-974-7010.
And if you want to see a physician: 50/90 Manning Drive Chapel Hill, 27599, Phone number: 984-974-0210.
ENABLE students are not eligible to use the UNC-CH Student Health Services, and we do not provide any type of health insurance for program participants. Therefore, be sure that you have current health insurance before you arrive and that you bring your insurance I.D. card with you.
- WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Contact Shikha Yadav, Program Coordinator for ENABLE.