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Health Science and Medical Career Pathway Programs for Middle School Students

Middle School is a great time for learners to explore the possibilities within the medical and health sciences fields. Programming exposes students to current MCW students, practitioners, and scientists to while engaging students in hands on activities.
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Programs are listed in order of term.
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Middle School Student Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Professions (Academic Year Term)

Program Description:
Middle School Student Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Professions (StEP-UP)

StEP-UP Aims to provide exposure to a variety of health science careers to local middle school students who are members of historically disadvantaged and underrepresented groups in the health science professions. Over a total of six Saturdays during the academic year, students participate in age-appropriate interactive sessions led by college pre-med students, MCW students, practicing physicians, and other health professionals.
 View Middle School StEP-UP Site
Career Path:
Health Science, Medicine, Research



  • Enrolled in 6th-8th grade in MPS, or charter/private school in Milwaukee or surrounding areas


  • Opens: August 1
  • Closes September 30 
StEP-UP Application
Academic Year Program (November-April)
Contact Information:
Zandra Clevert