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SINORMS Summer Academy Program

  • Wayne State University 540 East Canfield Street Detroit, MI, 48201 United States (map)

SINORMS (Silas Norman Medical Scholars Summer) Academy 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. . – Friday, August 23, 2019 3:00 p.m.

Wayne State University - School of Medicine

540 E. Canfield, Detroit, MI. 48201


SINORMS Academy is an exciting enrichment program to motivate and expose underserved/underrepresented youth to the field of medicine. The programs is designed for 7th and 8th graders interested in pursuing a medical arts career and are in need of assistance in enhancing their STEM skills (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and confidence).

BUF of MI in collaboration with the Wayne State Medical School and the NEDO Group will offer stimulating hands on activities, interactions with medical professionals, field trips and energizing group exercises that promote STEM skills.

The Academy offers first level exposure to various professionals in the medical field and seeks to motivate youth to aspire to pursue medical art careers.

After the summer Academy, youth will have the opportunity to continue exploring their interest in a medical career by enrolling in BUF’s Future Docs for Tomorrow program.


  • Student-driven laboratory activities

  • Tours/trips to medical facilities

  • Presentation by various medical professionals

  • Medical games and puzzles

  • Hands-on science activities

  • First Aid training for medical emergencies

  • Healthy living skills


Admission is offered to 7th & 8th grade (Fall 2019) boys and girls who have an interest in the medical field and wish to improve their academic scholarship for advance placement in high school – an academic prerequisite for success in the medical arts profession. Applications will be screened. Students will be selected based on meeting the following criteria.

  • Successful completion and submission of program package by June 21, 2019

  • Underserved/underrepresented 7th and 8th graders with a passion for science

  • Youth residing in the tri-county metropolitan area of Detroit

  • Youth with a minimum 2.5 G.P.A.

  • Submission of current report card

  • Letter of reference from a school counselor or school administrator

  • Program Commitment Form

  • Written completion of a Letter of Interest


The requirements are:

  1. Submit a completed online SINORMS Academy application. Once completed be sure to PRINT and bring to the first day or orientation of the academy.

  2. Complete the online essay.

    • Write and submit an essay of one page (only one page) expressing your interest in medicine. You may include your hobbies, civic involvement, and extra-curricular activities

    • We recommend you give some thought to your essay as it is reviewed by your director.

    • You may also consider typing it in MS Word or another text editor and cut and paste the content into the essay text block. Note you are only allowed a certain amount of space.

  3. Submit a copy of your most recent official school transcript or report card indicating your cumulative GPA.

Incomplete packages will not be considered for admission and all documents will be discarded. You will receive an email and/or regular mail confirmation if you are admitted into the SINORMS Academy program.

Deadline: July 19, 2019


There is a no cost to the SINORMS Academy. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Students must bring their own money to buy items available during the field trips.

Dr. Linda McClain  /  (313) 894-2200

Download forms, complete and upload with complete application.

Please upload (2) letters of recommendation from one of your teachers.

Qualifications & Requirements

Admission to the SINORMS Academy is both competitive and selective.

Please provide us with a copy of the applicant’s:

  1. Most recent grades /progress report/ report card.

  2. Medical Release form

  3. Photo Release form

Complete fully.

Later Event: October 24