Building a diverse workforce is an essential part of the equation in achieving health equity. The Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy is committed to exposing and preparing students for medical school. This program is designed for rising junior and senior undergraduates or recent graduates of any accredited college or university. In particular, MHSCDA focuses on preparing participants for the extensive process of applying and gaining admission into medical school.
To be considered for participation in the Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy, applicants must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien
- Have a valid U.S. social security number
- Be a rising junior or senior, or a recent graduate at an accredited college or university
- Self-identify as educationally, socially, or economically disadvantaged OR demonstrated commitment to serve underserved populations within the U.S. (see detailed criteria on application)
- Students must have a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.0.
- Completed the following courses:
- 2 Semesters of Biology with Labs
- 1 Semester of upper level Biology, if possible
- 2 Semesters of Inorganic Chemistry with Labs
- 2 Semesters of Organic Chemistry with Labs
- 2 Semesters of Physics with labs
- 1 Semester of Biochemistry
- 1 Semester of Math (i.e. Possibly Stats, Comp Science, Calculus)
- 2 Semesters English Composition