The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP) is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health (UM-SPH) designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The program is intended for college students in their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year who are undecided about their career goals and are in good academic standing in their area of study. Students are not required to have previous experience in public health. Participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real-world work experience. The program is meant to foster knowledge of, excitement about, and commitment to health equity. The program includes public health and career mentorship, hands-on and practical field experience, seminars, lectures and workshops with public health leaders.
The FPHLP begins in late May and runs through early August 2016. The program includes:
- Orientation to public health at the UM-SPH
- On-campus housing in a newly renovated dorm. Pictures available here.
- Stipend of $3,000 distributed in equal payments over the summer to each participant.
- Round trip transportation from your home to Ann Arbor, MI.
- Opportunity to meet, interact and engage with diverse public health practitioners and faculty.
- Engaged mentorship to guide you in the field of public health, public health careers, and the graduate school application process.
- Field experience and hands-on learning at community-based organizations/non-profits, health systems, and government agencies.
- Public health career exploration.
- Group learning at UM-SPH that will include seminars, lectures, and workshops.
FPHLP is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of the Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE). It is part of the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) along with programs at Columbia University, Morehouse College, and Kennedy Krieger Institute. All programs share FPHLP’s commitment to educating and training leaders who will become a part of a diverse public health workforce. Students may apply to multiple CUPS sites, however if students are interested in applying to FPHLP, they must complete the FPHLP online application.
Summer Public Health Scholars Program at Columbia University
Project IMHOTEP at Morehouse College
Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement (MCHC/RISE-UP) Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute
James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Kennedy Krieger Institute
The CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program at the Centers for Disease Control
To view a brief description of FPHLP’s curriculum, please click here.
To view eligibility criteria, please click here.
To view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here.