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Program Mission

By providing an insider’s view into health care and fostering an inclusive and unique living learning community, HSSP cultivates leaders and supports students in their exploration of the vast array of health professions.  

HSSP Goals

HSSPers getting excited for their first IM soccer match!
  • 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