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Enrichment Programs




Summer Enrichment Programs

Encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science is a national priority, and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to meeting this goal in its recruitment and admissions practices.

Several enrichment programs are offered to help historically underrepresented local high school, resident and non-resident college level students jump-start their exposure and develop a broad perspective about the array of careers available within biomedical research, medicine and allied health. Our hope is that this early exposure will ultimately lead to an increase in the number of graduates having diverse perspectives in medical education.

Summer Pipeline Applications 

The applications for the high school and undergraduate programs have closed for 2014.  You are encouraged to apply next year, if you would like to be added to our e-mail distribution list, please send an e-mail to: and specify if you are interested in the high school or undergraduate programs.




High School Program(s)
Open to students who attend a high school in the Milwaukee Public system or surrounding suburban school district.

Apprenticeship In Medicine (AIM)

AIM Brochures


  • Six-week summer program

  • 12 local high school students from diverse backgrounds

  • Lectures, clinical hands-on experiences and clinical shadowing

  • Stipend upon completion of the program

  • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)








Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS)

ROADS Brochure
  • Seven-week summer program

  • Seven high school students from diverse backgrounds

  • Assists a faculty investigator on a current research project

  • Stipend upon completion of program

  • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)








Undergraduate and Graduate Program(s)

Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program (DSHREP)


DSHREP Brochure

  • 10-week summer fellowship

  • Open to resident and non-resident undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds,

  • Sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), an agency of National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Monthly salary, housing and travel expenses available

  • Frequently Asked Questions



Student Photos

Brewer Game

Pig Feet Suture Clinic

Summer Cookout

Lab image

ROADS Group at MCW

AIM Program Mentors

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

DSHREP Program
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