Medical School DEI Programs
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Holistic Learning

We plan, develop, implement, assess, and evaluate a wide range of programs and activities for learners at Michigan Medicine, including for medical student and biomedical graduate communities. We strive to address student needs in a holistic way.

Early Introduction
Leadership and Enrichment for Academic Diversity

LEAD provides admitted University of Michigan Medical School students with an early introduction to the medical school environment.

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Health Equity & Leadership Programs
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Health Equity Leadership Program

As members of the ACGME Pursuing Excellence Healthcare Disparities Collaborative, the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is leveraging our institutional assets to engage senior medical students in developing leadership skills around eliminating health disparities. All U.S.-based M4 students in good standing who are interested in health equity, diversity and inclusion work are invited to join us for an evening of presentations and discussions.

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Health Equity Visiting Clerkships

The Health Equity Visiting Clerkship is a 4-week experience sponsored by the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion at Michigan Medicine for M3 and M4 students. Students develop leadership skills to advance DEI. Students receive advising and mentorship support.

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Other Opportunities
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Second Look at Michigan (SL@M) - Medical Students

The University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) invites undecided candidates, who have been accepted to attend UMMS, to visit campus. Prospective students receive both virtual and in-person programming and get an inside glimpse at what life is really like as a Michigan medical student, including how they will be taught, how they will be supported, how they will connect with each other and work together, and how students will support each other.

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Michigan Faculty and Medical Student (M-FAMS)

The M-FAMS Partnership is a collaboration between OHEI and the Student Diversity Council, bringing like-minded medical students and faculty together in a guided mentorship program. The goal of the program is to pair interested medical students with an individual faculty member who will serve as a mentor for any diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and identity related interests, efforts and issues during their time here at Michigan Medicine. Mentors and mentees will meet at least once quarterly.

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Student Sponsored Organizations

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) provides support to medical student groups whose purpose and objectives align with our mission. We sponsor nine UMMS student organizations. We are not currently accepting additional applications.