During the 11 day residential experience, high school participants will step into the shoes of a new college student, including living and eating in the dorms. A typical morning will include general “College 101” sessions, including topics such as time & stress management, study skills, and conflict resolution. These skills can easily be applied during the senior year of high school.
After lunch, participants will attend classes in a specialty focus area taught by Wayne State faculty and staff. Professors from the areas of Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, Engineering and Pharmacy & Health Sciences have modified college level course’s to include hands on, interactive college learning experiences.
One of the highlights of the camp is student participation on an interprofessional education (IPE) team. An IPE team will be made up of one student from each specialty area. Each team will be challenged with the task of addressing the health care disparity of diabetes by developing a research poster and project. Teams will compete at the end of the camp for scholarship money to Wayne State University. The top three teams will be recognized at the Presentation Showcase & Gala on Thursday evening.
Throughout the week, special events and social activities are built into the schedule. Students will get a sense of what Wayne State University in Detroit’s Midtown area is really like.
Planned activities include movie and open mic nights, campus scavenger hunts, the Climbing Wall and Team Initiative Course (located at the Mort Harris Rec Center). Weekend activities consist of a community service project, campus activities and an IPE team tournament followed by a cookout.
On Thursday, July 17th, the IPE teams will present their research poster and project to a panel of judges. Posters and Projects will be on display at the Showcase Gala to be held at the Eugene Applebaum College Pharmacy and Health. In addition to all participants being recognized, the winning top three teams will be announced.
Before leaving on Friday morning, students will have the opportunity to explore admissions and financial aid with Wayne State University professionals.
To complete an oline application form to be considered for the program, click this link: http://forms.wayne.edu/532b4c820cd04 Pre-applications are due by May 16, 2014 and participants will be notiied if they are accepted by June 6, 2014.
The top 20 students will be selected into the program based on the following rubrics:
- Initial Appliaction all portions completed - 5 pts
- Letter of Recommendation #1 - 10 pts
- Letter of Recommendation #2 - 10 pts
- Essay - 25 pts
- Video - 50 pts
- Breakdown of Video is Format 5 pts, Creativity/Originality 10 pts, Enthusiasm 10pts, Each of the five questions answered 5 pts each (25 total)
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