Biomedical Career Advancement Program






The Biomedical Career Advancement Program provides high school students with the opportunity to gain the technical skills needed to work in a research lab, obtain hands-on experience and work alongside a senior faculty mentor at Wayne State University. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to rapidly improve their technical skills in a realistic setting outside of the classroom. 

Selection Criteria: Rising high school juniors and seniors from Detroit Public Schools Community District interested in biomedical research are encouraged to apply. A committee consisting of representatives from participating institutions will select candidates based on the quality of their application including academic performance, personal statements and letters of recommendation. (Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to apply.)

Students selected for the Biomedical Career Advancement Program will be matched with a senior faculty mentor at Wayne State University and assigned independent research projects. Once a week students will engage in group discussions to talk about their research, career interests, and gain exposure to various bio-medical professions. Students are required to present a poster presentation at the closing day program. 

Applications and supplemental documentation are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2018. Supporting documents must have a post-mark date of March 2, 2018 to be considered. The program will begin on June 25, 2018 and end August 3, 2018.

Interested applicants can complete the online application by downloading a MS Word version (here). Click here for a .pdf version of the application.

Students must also provide the following: 

  • Personal Statement
  • A letter of recommendation on school letterhead from a teacher or counselor
  • A letter of recommendation, preferably on organizational letterhead, from a community individual or trusted family member
  • Agree to let Detroit Public School Community District provide the Michigan Area Health Education Center a copy of your transcript

Mail supporting documents to:
2018 Biomedical Career Advancement Program
c/o Samuel Young
Michigan AHEC Southeast Regional Center
Covenant Community Care, Inc.
559 West Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48216

Email scanned supporting documents to:
Fax supporting documents to: 313-228-0283
Questions? Give us a call: 313-625-1369 or download a program brochure here.

The Michigan Area Health Education Center is required to report information about program participants. Data will be kept private to the extent allowed by law and will be referenced periodically to evaluate the effectiveness of our services and programs.