The Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Biomedical Career Advancement Program, a summer research experience for high school students interested in pursuing careers in health science, kicked off its eighth year with an opening ceremony July 5.
Sixty students from metropolitan Detroit were selected to participate in the program this year. 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 in August.
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. The program was established in 2014 by Jennell White, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology.
For more information about BCAP, visit https://miahec.wayne.edu/southeast/highschool.