Michigan FPHLP is a 10-week summer residential program for underrepresented college students and recent graduates who are looking for a meaningful introduction to public health. It is a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to address the shortage of diversity in the public health workforce. No public health experience is required. We are thrilled to receive applications from students in all majors!
- Students who have completed at least two years (or equivalent ) of undergraduate study from an accredited college or university in the U.S., Puerto Rico, or other U.S. territory
- Note: Students with an associate degree must provide proof of acceptance into a 4-year institution
- Recent college graduates (Fall/Winter 2019 or Spring 2020) who have not been accepted into a graduate program (including medical school) also qualify
- U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or U.S. National
- African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, persons with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals are strongly encouraged to apply
- Minimum 2.7 GPA (good academic standing) is recommended
FPHLP participants will engage with University of Michigan School of Public Health (Michigan Public Health) faculty, community and government health leaders and FPHLP staff in workshops and seminars designed to complement participant’s field placements. Seminars and workshops will focus on specific themes like Professional Development, Public Health Disciplines and Health Inequities.
In addition to the workshops and seminars, FPHLP participants will also be able to learn about public health through field trips to various sites throughout Southeast Michigan.
In cluster groups, FPHLP participants will conduct community-health assessments that fit the scope of the program. Michigan Public Health faculty, community, and government health leaders will provide guidance and support on the project. These projects inform future work for local public health professionals.
At the end of the program, FPHLP participants will have a portfolio showcasing their experiences in public health practice. Participants will also leave the program with the skills to appropriately address the graduate school application process and will be prepared to present at professional conferences.