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Advanced Baccalaureate Learning Experience (ABLE)

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

MSU College of Human Medicine

Occupations Involved

College students, general

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Advanced Baccalaureate Learning Experience (ABLE) is a year-long academic program that is for a group of disadvantaged students who have applied for admission at MSU's College of Human Medicine. Every year, selected disadvantaged students who show promise for medicine but who may lack the science background required to be successful in medical school are chosen to complete an academic year post-graduation taking selected upper level undergraduate science courses and medical school courses. The program also offers learning strategy support and student activities. The students who successfully complete the ABLE program are offered regular admission to medical school for the next year. The goal of the program is to provide extra academic support for disadvantaged students so they can go to medical school, increasing the diversity of physicians.

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