The Office of Academic Enhancement and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at the Miller School of Medicine jointly administer three summer programs for underrepresented high school students, current undergraduate and recent college graduates, who wish to pursue careers in the health professions. The the High School Careers in Medicine Workshop, Minority Student in Health Careers Motivation Program, and the Medical College Admission Test Preparation Program, incorporate a learning-by-doing approach, which allows participants to assess their interest and preparedness for an academic career in the field of medicine.



High School Careers in Medicine Workshop

Program Details | Application

The High School Careers in Medicine Workshop (HSCMW) is a seven week, non-residential summer enrichment program for high school students who will be entering 12th grade in the upcoming academic year. The curriculum includes select topics in cellular/molecular biology, physiology, interrelated laboratory experiences, socio-cultural anthropology, computer informatics, and language arts activities which include exercises in problem solving and comprehension, essay writing, reading, research methods, and decision making. All of the classroom experiences are facilitated by Miller School of Medicine and Coral Gables faculty, as well as graduate students with experience in teaching the sciences.

The primary goal of the High School Careers in Medicine Workshop is to cultivate interest in a career in the health profession among groups who are historically underrepresented in the field of medicine. This program will run from June 16, 2014 through August 1, 2014, and the application deadline is April 18, 2014 . Please contact the Office of Academic Enhancement oae@miami.edu or 305-284-3187 for more information.

Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program

Program Details | Application

The Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program (MSHCMP) aims to build diversity in the health and allied health professions, especially medicine, by providing students from underrepresented backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills necessary to successfully compete for admission in these fields. MSHCMP is a seven-week, residential program that exposes participants to the coursework offered within the first year of medical school. It is designed for students who have completed at least two years of undergraduate education, with a focus in premedical studies. This “mini” medical school experience offers aspiring physicians the opportunity to evaluate the rigors of medical school and determine how best to successfully approach them in the future. All courses are taught by Miller School of Medicine and Coral Gables faculty. Students will also benefit from medical school application coaching.

The Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program dates are June 1, 2014 through July 18, 2014. Applications are due on March 21, 2014. For additional information, contact the Office of Academic Enhancement at oae@miami.edu or 305-284-3187.

Medical College Admission Test Preparation Program

Program Details | Application

The Medical College Admission Test Preparation Program is an eight-week, non-residential program that provides supplemental support for minority premedical students prepare for the MCAT. The course includes class lectures on content found in the Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning components of the MCAT, as well as test-taking strategies and study skills. Additionally, participants will attend seminars on the medical school application process and shadow physicians at one of the UM/JMH teaching hospitals.

The Medical College Admission Test Preparation Program will run from 9am -4pm, Monday through Friday beginning on Monday, June 2, 2014 and concluding on Friday, July 25, 2014. Application deadline date is March 21, 2014. Please contact the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs with any questions at 305-243-6551.