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Health Sciences Enrichment Institute

The Health Sciences Enrichment Institute (HSEI) is a five-week summer program on the KUMC campus designed to provide preliminary undergraduate (non-credit) education.  Such education is structured to enhance the participant’s preparation for, admission to, and the probability of the participant’s successful completion of the regular course of study in a health professions school, and to reinforce the participant’s potential for success in a career as a health professional.


  • Acceptance to or current enrollment as a freshman or sophomore in an institution of higher education.
  • A minimum of 2.75 G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale is required at the college level or 3.0 G.P.A. at the high school level.
  • Completion of at least one science course, one math course and one English course or its equivalent at the college level, or completion of at least two sciences and two math courses at the high school level is mandatory.
  • The student must be a member of a population that is underrepresented or underserved in the health field (i.e. Native American, African American, Hispanic American, Southeast Asian).

Courses Offered
This program will include: 

Academic Components:

  • Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Intro. to Research
  • Intro. to Medicine

Non-Academic Components include:

  • Time and Interpersonal Management Workshops
  • Sessions with underrepresented medical students and practicing health professionals
  • Clinical Skills Training


To Apply

  1. Complete online application and submit it by March 15, 2019. 
    Log in to the Online Application with the following User ID / Password:
    User ID: OCED Program Application
    Password: OCED
    Click here to apply:
    If you have any technical problems, please contact Mr. Greg Fay, 913-588-7347,

  2. Once you save Page 1 of the online application, log back in with your personal User ID and Password to access applications.
    Your personal User ID is created when you successfully save Page 1.
    User ID: First Name + Last Name with no spaces
    Password: Month + Day of your birth date (4 digits, like 0530) +
    Last Four Digits of your SSN (a total of 8 digits)

  3. Provide the following supporting documentation:
    1. Provide two letters of recommendation from a counselor and/or instructor(s).
    2. Submit an unofficial transcript for all college courses you have completed and an unofficial transcript from high school, if applicable.

Your supporting documents must be received by March 15, 2019 for the application to be considered complete. Only complete applications will be considered for acceptance to the program.

If you have questions regarding this program, please contact our office at 913-588-1237.

Supporting documents should be sent via email to the following email addresses:

Pamela Scott:
Maria Alonso Luaces:
Sherry Kennedy:

If you prefer to send your supporting documents via US Postal Service, please use the following address:

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Medicine
G028 Murphy, Mail Stop 4007
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS  66160-7120
Office: 913-588-1237
Fax:  913-588-8890

March 15, 2019 Online application must be submitted on or before this date
May 28, 2019 First day of summer programs
June 28, 2019 Last day of the program

HSEI 2016: 

HSEI 2016

Last modified: Apr 24, 2019