January 13, 2021

Biomedical Career Advancement Program 2021 application now open

BCAP lab photo

The 2021 Biomedical Career Advancement Program, a summer research experience for high school students in grades 10 through 12 interested in pursuing careers in heath science, is now accepting applications.

BCAP is a collaborative program between the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the Michigan Area Health Education Center, the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and the Detroit Public Schools Community District.

Due to the pandemic, the program will be held virtually. Students will be matched with a faculty mentor and 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 program and presenting their research projects, students will receive a stipend and certificate at the closing ceremony Aug. 6.

The 2021 students will be eligible to apply to the new BCAP Scholars Program in fall 2021. The BCAP Scholars Program targets high achieving, junior-level high school students from the summer research program to compete for a one-year intensive training fellowship to further develop summer research projects with WSU faculty mentors for presentation at WSU's Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, provide personalized SAT test preparation, and strengthen oral and written skills for college interviews and college essays.

For more information about BCAP, visit: https://miahec.wayne.edu/southeast/highschool. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2021.

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