Biomedical Career Advancement Pipeline Program (BCAP)
Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Southeast Regional Center / Wayne State University School of Medicine
High school students
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Attracting individuals who have not yet entered the workforce / labor force to work in a healthcare profession; Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
The Biomedical Career Advancement Pipeline Program (BCAP) is a summer research experience for high school students that are interested in pursuing health careers. BCAP program participants receive training to conduct health-sciences research at Wayne State University, alongside senior research/clinical faculty. The purpose of the program is to encourage students from Wayne County, Detroit Public Schools and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds to study health-related majors in college. BCAP participants also get to explore careers, engage in professional development, earn a monetary award and establish a health science professional network.