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.
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)
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
Research Opportunity for Academic Development in Science (ROADS)
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
Undergraduate and Graduate Program(s)
Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program (DSHREP)
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