Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy

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Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy
is a ten-week research fellowship program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI) for undergraduate students attending any accredited college or university. In alignment with the student’s research and career interest, the academy will provide a research or clinical fellowship experience with a faculty a mentor that will be invested in the development of the student. Throughout the academy, the participants will:

At the end of the ten-weeks, the participants will have the opportunity to exhibit their research or clinical experience at a research symposium attended by faculty, staff and students at the University of Michigan. Approximately 15 -20 fellows participate in the Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy.

Purpose:

In alignment with the mission of the Office for Health Equity & Inclusion (OHEI), the Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce by exposing and preparing undergraduate students for careers in biomedical and health sciences. The academy provides a research or clinical experience to undergraduate students in order to advance their biomedical research and health professional career portfolio.

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

Students may not take academic classes or be engaged in other activities that would prevent them from attending all training sessions and adhering to a regular daytime work schedule.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following:

Students are only eligible to participate in Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy twice.

Financial Support:

Stipends are $400.00 (before taxes) per week totaling $4,000 for 10-week period. Housing is included.

Program Dates

Sunday, June 1, 2014 to Saturday, August 9, 2014

Application Requirements

Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Health Sciences Undergraduate Research Academy (MHSURA). You must submit your completed application before midnight on February 1, 2014. We encourage applicants to apply early. Acceptance to the program is made on a rolling admission basis.

A completed application includes:

  1. Submitted online application
  2. Three letters of recommendation​
    • ​Two letters of recommendation from faculty, teaching assistant and/or counselor
    • One letter of recommendation from Pre-Health/Academic advisor
  3. ​Official or unofficial transcript from your institution(s)

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