A small group of HSSP students are chosen to remain involved in HSSP as Resident Advisors (RAs), Peer Advisors (PAs). There are additional opportunities for students to continue their involvement in HSSP as Study Group Leaders by developing informal peer-mentoring relationships with new HSSP students, and attending open HSSP programming and guest speakers.
Continuing HSSP students are also strongly encouraged to maintain regular contact with HSSP's Pre-Health Advisor as they continue to explore their academic interests, internships, and career opportunities.
UM-Ann Arbor offers many opportunities for undergraduates to become involved in research and internships during the summer. A few of the many opportunities that HSSP students have participated in include:
- Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program's (UROP) summer internships
- Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP)
- U-M's School of Public Health's Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
- Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) Program
- U-M Biological Station
- Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
- The U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study (CGIS)
- The Ginsberg Center
- U-M Cardiovascular Center Summer Research Fellowship
Information on finding an internship can also be found at the U-M Career Center.
HSSP alumni are also able to take a variety of courses taught by the Academic Director of HSSP.
Global Course Connection (GCC) - London, UK (3 weeks each May)
In this new GCC taught by the HSSP Academic Director, students will explore different factors related to society, policy, communities, and other constructs and examine how they differ between the United States and the United Kingdom. The U.K. has much better overall health indicators than the U.S., but their system is not perfect either. Students will think about both historical and contemporary factors to understand how these systems are so different. U.K. culture is different than U.S. culture, and therefore, students will examine how this affects perceptions and actions regarding health and health care in both places. All of this will allow students to think about the overarching question of how, if at all, the U.S. could improve its health care system by learning from the U.K. Reserved for HSSP Students
ALA 306 / WOMENSTD 305 - Interdisciplinary & Intersectional LGBTQ Health
This course, taught by Academic Director of HSSP, discusses the health disparities LGBTQ individuals face including cancer, HIV, depression, suicide, and more. Biological, sociological, and historical factors perpetuate these disparities. Race and socioeconomic status play major roles in intragroup disparities. This course uses interdisciplinary approaches to understand historical and contemporary disparities, with special attention to racial disparities within the LGBTQ population. Open to all UM Students
In addition to checking in at least once each semester with HSSP's Pre-Health Advisor, all current and former HSSP students are encouraged to take advantage of the programs and services available at U-M's Career Center, which include pre-professional and career counseling, practice interviews, career assessment resources, job search strategies, and a wealth of other valuable resources.
LSA's Pre-Health Advising Web Page contains a library of links to helpful resources and programs of interest to pre-health students.
HSSP's Professional Autobiography series is also valuable resources for students interested in meeting advanced health students and professionals in the health fields to learn what it takes to find the right career path.