The Future of Healthcare Leadership Happens Here.

The Summer Enrichment Program in Health Equity and Leadership Training in Healthcare and Public Health (SEP-HEALTHSpark) is an immersive summer experience that attracts and educates future leaders who are committed to eliminating racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health inequalities. 

SEP-HEALTHSpark is a 6-week summer experience designed to enhance students’ understanding of health equity and while exposing them to careers in community and public health and health care delivery. HealthSpark builds on the University of Michigan Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for Health Management and Policy created in 1986 by Dr. Richard Lichtenstein to identify and train future leaders of healthcare organizations who strive to eliminate health inequalities. 

Over 90% of past participants have completed graduate study in public health, medicine, health sciences, and business, since the program's inception in 1986. Alumni have gone on to have successful careers in public health and healthcare management, with many holding senior management positions in health systems, hospitals, community health centers, health policy organizations, and numerous other health enterprises.

Applications for Summer 2024 have now closed.  Please check back in early 2025 for next year's program. Visit the Application Process page to learn more.