The University of Indianapolis partners with the Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC) to provide a variety of educational summer camps.  The HHA is the Health Careers Opportunities Program to Increase Needed Diversity (HCOP INDY), a program for economically or educationally disadvantaged high schoolers entering 11th grade or graduating from 12th grade who live in Marion County and have an interest in health-related careers.  Campers heard from a healthcare professional panel  on June 27, 2016. Panelist IDs:  Tom Kegley (dark glasses) retired CIO for Roche Diagnostics; Dr. J. T. Fennell, MD Regenstreif (green collar-less shirt); Dr. Rod Rhodes, PhD retired professor IU School of Medicine; and Lynn Royer-Willoughby, RN CareEvolution.  (Photo:  D. Todd Moore, University of Indianapolis)

College Prep Academy starts Sept. 20

The Metropolitan Indianapolis-Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC) at the University of Indianapolis is taking applications for the College Prep Academy. 

The academy is a 20-week Saturday academic program for high school students considering careers in healthcare. It is geared towards students interested in learning educational skills needed to apply and become accepted in a health-related school. The curriculum will focus on cultural competency, SAT/ACT preparation, self-discovery, knowledge of healthcare fields, academic enrichment and college readiness.

The academy runs from Sept. 20, 2017 to Feb. 10, 2018. Successful applicants will receive an $800 stipend. The program will continue to accept applications until the class is full. 

Enrollment criteria:

Applicant must be in the 11th or 12th grade for the 2017-18 school year
Marion County residents only
Applicant is economically and educationally disadvantaged
Only two excused absences are allowed throughout the program
Recommendation and letter of reference required

Download the application form: mici-ahec-cpa-2017-18

Forms may be mailed to or dropped off at:

Metropolitan Indianapolis-Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC)
Attn: HCOP
1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Ruth Lilly Health Center
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Or email goldentn@uindy.edu (with subject line “CPA Application).