The 2023 Biomedical Career Advancement Program, or BCAP, a summer research experience for high school students grades 10-12 interested in pursuing careers in health science, wrapped up its 9th year in an closing ceremony on August 4. Forty-five students from metropolitan Detroit were selected to participate in the program this year.
BCAP is a collaborative program between Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan Area Health Education Center Southeast Regional Center hosted by Health Centers Detroit, Inc., Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and Detroit Public Schools Community District.
BCAP was established in 2014 by Jennell White, Ph.D. Dr. White is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the WSU School of Medicine.
Throughout the six week program, students worked with a faculty mentor on an independent research project. Students also attended professional development sessions and conducted laboratory experiments throughout the program. After successfully completing the porgram and presenting their findings at the closing day event, students received a monetary award and certificate at the closing ceremony.
For more information about BCAP, visit: https://miahec.wayne.edu/southeast/highschool