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Biomedical Career Advancement Pipeline Program (BCAP)

Michigan Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Southeast Regional Center / Wayne State University School of Medicine


Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

High school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue 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.

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