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Summer Science Academy


The Summer Science Academy (SSA) is for highly motivated 10th and 11th graders who are Michigan residents and have a strong interest in medicine and health disparities. Students from throughout the state of Michigan are selected via an application process.

Summer Science Academy (SSA) is a two-week entry level residential academic enrichment program sponsored by the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) Diversity and Career Development Office (DCDO). SSA brings together highly motivated current 10th and 11th grade disadvantaged high school students to experience campus, medical school life and other enrichment experiences to which they might not otherwise have access.

Current medical students and SSA program alumni serve as student leaders and mentors. During the two-week session, the student leaders stay in the dorm with participants and provide classroom tutoring, intellectual and social stimulation, one-on-one and small group mentoring, and insight into college and medical school life.

During the day, SSA participants attend classes taught by experts in the field and participate in fun-filled evening events highlighting cultural diversity, self-development, and the arts.

The 2012 Academy dates are: 6/17/2012 – 6/30/2012.

Contact Information

Charmica Abinojar

2919C Taubman Medical Library
1135 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5603

Phone: 734-764-8185
E-mail: umms.ssa@umich.edu

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The program is primarily a(n):

Summer Program

Program End Date


Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Medical School

Sponsoring Department(s)

Diversity & Career Development Office

Program Available to these Counties


Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

Subject Area(s)

Culture (American & International), Education: Higher Ed, Environmental, Health & Health Care, Science & Research