Biomedical Career Advancement Program Kicks Off 9th Year 2023 Biomedical Career Advancement Program (BCAP), a summer research experience for high school students (grades 10-12) interested in pursuing careers in health science, kicked off its 9th year in an opening ceremony on June 26, 2023. Forty-five students from metro Detroit were selected to participate in the program this year. BCAP is a collaborative program between Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM), Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC), Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN), and Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). BCAP was established in 2014 by Jennell White, PhD (Program Director). Dr. White is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at WSUSOM.

Students were matched with a faculty mentor and assigned an independent research project that will be presented at our annual research symposium. Students will also attend professional development sessions and conduct laboratory experiments throughout the program. After successfully completing the BCAP Program, students will receive a monetary award and certificate at the closing ceremony in August. 

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