SHE Oncology

SHE in Oncology runs for 2 weeks in Mid-July, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center’s Summer Healthcare Experience (SHE) in Oncology Program aims to empower Michigan high school student leaders of any gender identity who have demonstrated a commitment to improving gender diversity in medicine with experiences, activities and discussions that introduce them to the incredible breadth of career and leadership opportunities in the field of oncology. Oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and study of cancer. SHE specifically seeks applications from young women and their allies with an interest in science and medicine, including those who identify as underrepresented in the sciences (i.e., racial or ethnic minority, low income, first-generation college-bound, and/or living with a disability). Applicants must be a current sophomore, junior, or senior from a Michigan high school.

SHE in Oncology Program participants will work with other students from collaborating institutions running their own SHE Programs. They are the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Chicago, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Pennsylvania.

The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center will provide:

  • Two weeks of rewarding online programming featuring expert speakers and activity leaders from all facets of cancer, including cancer research, healthcare, personal development and more.

  • Opportunities to work collaboratively and conduct research with students from other schools.

  • Mentorship from prominent women in the field.

  • Support for all students during the program – including ability to group text and email with questions, concerns, updates, technology issues, etc.

  • A stipend of $500 to each participating student.

  • Lab kits for any experiments and research related to the program.

This is a virtual program is hosted by cancer centers across the country, and made possible with a generous donation from the American Cancer Society.

This particular session is hosted virtually by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center.

Questions? Email our team at RogelTrEC@med.umich.edu