**Michigan Medicine has a long-standing commitment to the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students. During this global COVID-19 pandemic, our intent is to provide excellent programming in the safest manner. Historically, the Michigan Health Sciences Summer Institute (MHSSI) has been conducted on campus. However, due to the uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, all offered MHSSI programs will be conducted virtually in 2021. Please continue to consult the website for updates concerning this issue. More information about our institutional response to COVID-19 can be found at https://www.uofmhealth.org/covid-19-update **
Michigan Health Sciences Summer Institute (MHSSI) is comprised of three academies that expose learners to health sciences careers and health disparities; foster leadership development; enhance academic skills; and prepare them for admission to medical school. The goal is fostering high school and undergraduate students as well as recent college graduates to become leaders in the health sciences field. The Undergraduate Research Academy (URA) is designed to give participants a research experience with a medical health professional. The Career Development Academy (CDA) is designed to give participants opportunity to review and improve their medical school application submission. The Pre-College Exposure Academy (PEA) is designed to give highly-motivated high school students exposure to healthcare professions.
A distinctive feature of the Michigan Health Sciences Summer Institute is a half-day health disparities conference that convenes participants from the academies as well as students attending other summer enrichment programs on the UM campus. The Institute’s aim is to stimulate an interest and commitment to combatting health disparities and promoting research.
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