Year Up South Florida launched in 2012 on the campus of Miami Dade College. Year Up South Florida offers an intensive, one-year program for college students aged 18-24, combining professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies, including Baptist Health. As students work toward completing a degree at Miami Dade College, Year Up South Florida provides them with professional development and work experience, preparing graduates to launch a meaningful career.

The program is composed of six months of technical training and professional skills development, followed by a six-month internship. Students are paid a stipend by Year Up South Florida during both phases of the program and may earn college credits for Year Up coursework. The inaugural program began January 2020.

Approximately two participants will be accepted per cohort.

Stacy Morris
Program Director Stacy Morris
Yanilia Matos
Program Specialist Yanilia Matos 786-527-9586 YaniliaM@BaptistHealth.net


Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, trains and retains excellent healthcare professionals to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained to be collaborative, culturally competent and patient- and family-centered professionals who follow the guiding principles of service, quality, knowledge and diversity.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Graduated from an accredited high-school or received a GED Diploma
  • 18-24 years old
  • Low to moderate income
  • Have not obtained a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Please visit program’s website for additional requirements

Application Requirements

  • Baptist Health Supplemental Health Form (vaccinations, Flu and Tb verifications)
  • Background check (initiated by program after application is complete)
  • Please visit program's website for additional requirements
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? https://www.yearup.org/seize-opportunity/
  • When are applications accepted? September to January (Cohort A)
    February to August (Cohort B)
  • When are candidate interviews? Variable
  • When are candidates matched/notified of acceptance? January (Cohort A)
    July (Cohort B)
  • When does the program start? January (Cohort A)
    July (Cohort B)

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