Welcome to the Health Sciences Scholars Program.
The Health Sciences Scholars Program (HSSP) is a pre-professional residential learning community at the University of Michigan. The primary goal of HSSP is to support students' transition to the University of Michigan in a diverse, academically supportive and friendly community, and to aid them in their early exploration of issues and opportunities in the health sciences and professions. HSSP provides opportunities to enhance professional skills and offers guidance to resources that will assist students on their pre-health journeys. We strive to not only expose our students to health-related issues and the health professions, but to also nurture in them the virtues common to all health professions: empathy, compassion, altruism, responsibility, integrity, and service-above-self.
To accomplish our mission, HSSP students live together in a common residential environment. Each first-year student is registered for a two-semester course (2-credits/term) which explores issues and opportunities in a wide range of health fields. Through this course, HSSP members are provided opportunities to observe faculty and clinicians in real-life settings across the health professions. Students have the opportunity to meet faculty, advisors, and students from U-M's health schools at co-curricular events, and to participate in community service, multicultural, and wellness events.
Pursuing a career in the health professions is a rewarding and exciting journey—and often a very lengthy one. HSSP seeks to provide a firm footing in the earliest steps of that journey through its academic, cultural, advising, and mentoring activities, and the commitment of our faculty and staff.
I hope that all of us in the Health Sciences Scholars Program have the opportunity to meet and assist you in your exploration of the health professions.
Andrew R. Barnosky, DO, MPH
Director, Health Sciences Scholars Program, College of LSA
Associate Professor, University of Michigan Medical School