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Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy

University of Michigan

4-Year IHE

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

High school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing the number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Michigan Health Sciences Pre-College Exposure Academy (SPEA) is a free summer program for high school students who are interested in medicine, biomedical research or health equity. The purpose of SPEA is to develop future leaders in health sciences by helping high schoolers who are from historically marginalized populations and/or underserved communities become prepared for studying at the collegiate level. SPEA operates in a hybrid format: Mondays - Thursdays are virtual and consist of an SAT prep course along with interactive professional development opportunities; Fridays are in-person and consist of on-campus activities.

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