Middle School Programs

Middle School & High School Programs

Program Components

Program Benefits

Select students who demonstrate an interest in science and medicine will have:

  • Interactive sessions with MCW medical and graduate students, practicing physicians, and other health professionals.
  • An early exposure to a variety of experiences to inspire their pursuit of a careers in medicine and science.
  • Participate in learning modules that are engaging and grade level appropriate given their current foundation and scientific knowledge.
  • Hands-on demonstrations of basic biomedical and clinical science teaching topics.
  • Parental Information and resource sessions.

Science Saturday’s

Science Saturday’s consists of 6 half day sessions held throughout the academic school year. Each session includes:

  • Personal Development - helps to give students the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, and responsible citizens.
  • Professional Development  The curriculum aims help students develop the goals, skills, and attributes necessary for success as a student, an applicant to a professional program, and a career professional.
  • Hands on activities - help students develop problem and critical thinking skills, as well as gain exposure to reactions, materials, and equipment in a lab setting.
  • Preparation for the next step - students will be given resources and instructions to help prepare them for high school.

Attendance is mandatory for every session. A tentative schedule will be provided to all accepted students.

High School Program


We believe parent support and participation translates to active and engaged students. Parental sessions will:

  • Provide workshops and training materials for parents on how to improve their child’s study skills or learning in various academic subjects.
  • Engage families in opportunities to work with their children in setting their academic, college and career goals.
  • Provide interaction with community partners, MCW staff, faculty, and students to share resources for parents at orientation.

Creemos que el apoyo y la participación de los padres se traducen en
estudiantes activos y comprometidos. Las sesiones de padres:

  • Proporcionaran talleres y materiales de capacitación para los padres sobre cómo mejorar las habilidades de estudio o el aprendizaje de sus hijos en varias materias académicas.
  • Involucraran a las familias en oportunidades para trabajar con sus hijos en el establecimiento de sus metas académicas, universitarias y profesionales.
  • Proveerán interacción con los socios de la comunidad, el personal de MCW, el profesorado y los estudiantes para compartir recursos para los padres en la orientación.

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Middle and High School application deadline: October 12, 2018.

How do I qualify?

To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Be from a background that is underrepresented in medicine.
  • Ability to travel to the MCW Milwaukee campus for each session

Program Requirements - Middle School

  • Complete online application at this address with personal statement.
  • Submit recommendation from science teacher or influential adult.
  • Submit copy of attendance record.
  • Parental/Guardian participation required for first StEP-UP session each year.
  • New applications for the 2018-19 school year will be reviewed beginning May 14th.


*Please Note: Children of MCW faculty and staff are not eligible to apply for StEP-UP.

Page Updated 05/22/2018