Students and Pathways

Michigan Medicine’s Pathways programs support students by providing diverse opportunities at every level of education. The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) offers programming for students at each step along the health science and medical career pathway, including middle school, high school, undergraduate education, and medical school and graduate education. 

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Empowering students on their journey to healthcare professions
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K-12 Programs

OHEI offers all-day events, as well as multi-week programs, to K-12 learners, exposing youth to the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine and introducing them to various medical departments and healthcare professions.

Learn more about K-12 DEI programs
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Undergraduate Programs

OHEI offers two multi-week summer programs to undergraduate students and recent graduates who are interested in exploring biomedical research and/or applying and gaining admission to medical school.

Explore summer programs for undergrads
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Medical School Programs

OHEI offers programming and support to University of Michigan medical students, including leadership programs, faculty mentors, and sponsorship of student organizations.

Learn more about DEI programs for U-M Medical School learners
Upcoming DEI Events
MICHR Community Engagement Health Equity Panel

Panel discussion highlighting mental health and housing insecurity issues with underserved adolescents and Black geriatric Alzheimer's patients.

Michigan Medicine Specialty Speed Dating at the AMEC/SNMA Conference

Specialty Speed Dating, formerly called SiMfest, is an exclusive Michigan Medicine recruitment event to showcase units and programs, plus the opportunity to offer hands-on simulations to students, residents, and interns.

AMEC/SNMA Michigan Medicine Reception

The Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) Conference is the Student National Medical Association's (SNMA) premier event where 2200 medical and pre-medical students gather at the nation’s most diverse medical education conference.

Youth Summit at the Big House

Inspired by the Black Men in White Coats documentary, the Youth Summit at the Big House will engage middle school students from schools across SE Michigan with diverse Michigan Medicine healthcare teams.

Michigan Medicine Pride Month Keynote and Celebration

Join the Michigan Medicine Pride Month Keynote and Celebration.

LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee quarterly meeting

Join the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee quarterly meeting.