Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy

UMMS Career Development Academy participantsDuration: 8 weeks (May 21 through July 15, 2017)

Number of participants: 15-20

Stipend, housing, meal plan and travel assistance provided.

Location: University of Michigan Medical School

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.

As a participant in the MHSCDA, you will have the opportunity to attend workshops on:

Additionally, each participant will have a medical student mentor and be provided formal and informal opportunities to network with faculty and staff.


Applicants will also be evaluated based on the following:

Students may not take academic classes or be engaged in other activities that would prevent them from attending all training sessions.

This program is open to all students with an interest in medicine and health disparities. Applicants from underrepresented minority groups in medicine, rural and socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Health Sciences Career Development Academy (MHSCDA). The application cycle is from beginning of December - February 1, 2017.

A completed application includes:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact oheiprehealthprograms@umich.edu.