About the Summer Enrichment Program

The University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program in Health Management and Policy (UM SEP) is an 8-week summer internship program for undergraduate students committed to eliminating racial, ethnic and socioeconomic health disparities. UM SEP has been placing students in health care organizations in Southeast Michigan since 1986.

Mission

To identify and train future leaders of health care organizations who will strive to eliminate health inequalities.

Specific goals include:

  • To help undergraduate students identify health management and policy as an excellent field through which they can have an impact on health disparities.
  • To expose students to populations that experience health disparities and to the responsibilities and activities of health executives who work in organizations that serve low-income populations of color.
  • To provide students with opportunities to learn more about health disparities, health care organizations, the health care system, and public health through formal and informal meetings and visits with health administrators, UM SPH alumni, UM faculty, and other program preceptors.

Vision

To be the premier pipeline program developing diverse leaders in the health care system who are dedicated to eliminating health inequalities.