Health Science Scholar Institute (Summer 2018 Dates TBA)

July 10 - August 4, 2017. Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017

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This program is available to students currently in 10th or 11th grade with a minimum 3.0 GPA (unofficial transcript required), who have a strong interest in becoming a physician (specifically an MD), and self-identify as a member of at least one of the following groups: African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or underrepresented Asian groups (Bangladeshi, Cambodian, Indonesian, Laotian, Taiwanese, Pakistani, Vietnamese).

This program will be offered in Flint, Grand Rapids, and Greater Lansing.

The Scholars intensive program is non-residential. The students will meet Monday through Friday and will require daily attendance and participation at the assigned COE community site. This four-week intensive summer experience exposes students to the world of medicine and becoming a physician. Programming for this four-week experience includes:

  • Educational enrichment in the sciences at grade appropriate levels and preparatory support for college entry. For example: math, science, reading and writing
  • SAT preparation
  • Cultural Competency Training (age and grade appropriate)
  • Training in community-based participatory research (age and grade appropriate)
  • Exposure to Medicine in the Arts – including literature and other works which explore Underrepresented Minorities in Medicine
  • Use science, math and medical humanities to tackle community health issues in their respective communities
  • Exploring and examining real medical cases daily
  • Completion of a health-related community project.

Please see the links below for more information. The first link will take you to the Application. The second link will take you to the Recommendation Form.

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