EIH 2 Student Center

2018-2019 Program Overview

Congratulations on your acceptance into the Early Introduction to Health Careers II (EIH 2) pipeline program at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine (WMed).  Working closely with first and second year medical students, faculty and health care professionals in a supportive, team based environment, this program will bolster your science skills while introducing you to a wide variety of health care careers.  Focus will also be given to developing leadership, public speaking and interpersonal skills.   

Please visit this web page frequently as we will post updates, student assignments and other information you will need to prepare for each session.

Saturday Session Schedule

Attendance at each session is mandatory.  If you anticipate an absence due to illness or family emergency, please email dawn.deluca@med.wmich.edu as soon as possible.

Date/Time Topic/System Location
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time: 8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Infectious Diseases/STD WMed W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, 300 Portage St, Kalamazoo
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Diabetes KVCC Culinary/Allied Health Building, 418 E. Walnut St, Kalamazoo
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 8:45 a.m.-Noon
Musculoskeletal WMed W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, 300 Portage St., Kalamazoo
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Parents Invited: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Pathology/CSI WMed W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, 300 Portage St., Kalamazoo
Saturday, June 8, 2019
TIme: 8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Gastroenterology KVCC Food Innovation Center, 224 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Kalamazoo


The 2019 EIH 2 Summer Camp will be held from June 17 to June 28.

Summer Camp

The EIH 2 summer camp is a two-week program done in partnership with Kalamazoo College. Any student who was enrolled in the Saturday Academy program is encouraged to apply for one of the 24 summer camp spots. Students must be committed to attending both full weeks.

Applications are due no later than April 15, 2019.

2019 Summer Camp Dates

Week 1: June 17-21 

Location: Kalamazoo College, Dow Science Building

Time: 9:00am-2:00pm


Students will conduct biochemistry research under the direction of Dr. Regina Truss, Professor of Chemistry at Kalamazoo College.  


  • Learn  the importance of laboratory safety
  • Learn to think about how experiments can be affected by changes in experimental conditions
  • Learn how to use different experimental approaches/techniques
  • Learn how to interpret data
  • Learn how to develop and test a hypothesis
  • Learn how to use graphs, tables, and other visual displays effectively
  • Learn how to discuss results of an experiment
  • Demonstrate synthesis of understanding by presenting research results to peers
The EIH 2 Summer Camp is made possible through a partnership between WMed and Kalamazoo College.

Week 2: June 24-28

Location: WMed, W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus 

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm


Students will engage in interactive anatomy lessons led by WMed faculty and staff and have the opportunity to learn CPR and test to obtain certification.  Part of this week will also be spent with Stryker engineers to explore how engineering and medicine integrate to improve patient outcomes.


  • Develop a more in-depth understanding of cardiac and pulmonary systems by exploring and labeling specimens.  
  • Learn CPR for adults and children
  • Solve problems by using engineering skills and creative thinking