BCAP Summer Program Begins its 7th Year

BCAP 2021 Students pick up supplies for the summer program.

The 2021 Biomedical Career Advancement Program (BCAP), a summer research experience for high school students (grades 10-12) interested in pursuing careers in health science, will kick off its 7th year this summer. Seventy 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. Dr. White is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at WSU-SOM.

Due to the current pandemic, the program will be completely held in a virtual environment. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor and will complete a research project and present their findings in a closing ceremony. Students will also attend professional development sessions and conduct laboratory experiments. After successfully completing the BCAP Program and presenting their research projects, students will receive a monetary award and certificate at the closing ceremony on August 6, 2021. 

For more information about BCAP, visit: https://miahec.wayne.edu/southeast/highschool


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