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Program Mission

To provide support for exploration of the health sciences and professions within a diverse living/learning community.

HSSP Goals

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  • Foster a health-oriented, safe, welcoming, diverse and engaged learning community
  • Provide support for the transition to college, community engagement and intellectual growth
  • Provide a variety of opportunities and encourage students to engage in exploration of issues and careers in health and health care
  • Furthering students' understanding of the diversity of UM and the health professions
  • Developing students' leadership skills through mentorship and programming opportunities
  • Offering guidance and resources to assist students on their pre-health journeys

To accomplish this mission, HSSP Students:

  • Live together in common corridors
  • Complete a two-semester core course (ALA 106 and 109) that explores issues and opportunities in a wide range of health fields
  • Observe faculty and clinicians in real-life settings across the health professions
  • Meet faculty, advisors, and students from U-M's health schools at co-curricular events
  • Participate in community service, multicultural, and wellness events