Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy

MHS-Precollege academyDuration: Two weeks (June 18 through July 1, 2017)

Participants: 50

This program is offered free of charge to all selected participants.

Location: University of Michigan Medical School

The first step in planning for the future is making sure you are ready for the challenges that lay ahead. The Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy (MHSPEA) is an entry-level residential academic enrichment program that brings together highly motivated rising 10th and 11th grade high school students to gain exposure to health professions and what it takes to be successful in them.

MHSPEA is designed for participants who typically come from groups underrepresented in medicine, medically under-served areas or have an interest in combating health disparities. Our goal is transform medicine through development of highly qualified students who want to become leaders in our educational, clinical and research programs. 

As a participant in MHSPEA, you will have the opportunity to:


Students must be in the 9th or 10th grade at the time of submitting their application, and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 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 Pre-College Exposure Academy (MHSPEA). The application cycle is from December to March 1, 2017. You must submit your completed application before midnight on March 1, 2017. We encourage applicants to apply early.

A completed application includes:

*Teacher and Counselor Recommendations: In the application, a student must identify a teacher and counselor who will provide recommendations. An email with a link to the MHSPEA Recommendation site and password will be sent to the persons listed in the application. The recommender will need the password to enter the MHSPEA recommendation site. 

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