MYHealth students are paid $10 for every hour of the program that they complete. On average, we expect the summer program to last between about 40 hours in total ($400 can be earned).
In addition, students are asked to complete 15- to 20-minute surveys at the start and end of the program and are invited to complete a post-program interview. Students can earn $20 per survey completed and $25 if they complete the interview.
Payments are sent using a Visa gift card that is mailed to your house at the end of the month.
Students are asked to attend all program sessions, complete some independent online activities, and complete surveys and a follow-up interview. The MYHealth research team is hoping to understand how a research training program can influence high school students’ interest in research and ability to see themselves as researchers (researcher identity). The surveys and interview guide contain questions that help us to understand these pathways to choosing a research career in the future.
For more on what you can expect, feel free to review our informed consent document that all program students (and their parents if they are younger than 18) are asked to complete upon enrolling.
During the MYHealth Summer Launch, students can expect to learn more about the basics of research like what it is, why we do it, and how we make sure we do it well. We will also learn more about MyVoice, a national text message poll of youth, that our academic year students use to conduct their own research project.
MYHealth is accepting applications through May 15th. We will begin sending some acceptance emails during the week of the 15th and continue to send out acceptances through May depending on remaining space.
In 2023, the MYHealth program will be completely virtual. We will incorporate lots of chats with undergraduate students and faculty from the University of Michigan to answer questions about what life on campus is like.
Every day of the MYHealth Summer Launch will look different. Typically, you can expect to start the day with a jumpstart activity where we get to know our teammates better and get excited about what’s in store for the day. Throughout the day we will alternate between a larger group where everyone is together and smaller groups. In both places, you can expect to complete activities that will help you learn more about research. Activities might look like games, polls, discussions, or maybe something else.
All students who complete the Summer Launch program are eligible to participate in the Impact Projects program. After Summer Launch is over, students will apply and indicate why they want to be part of Impact Projects.
Typically the Impact Projects meeting times are pre-selected and students who are able to join can be part of Impact Projects.
The research topic is 100% student generated. Over the summer and at the start of the academic year, students complete activities to help them generate ideas and narrow in on a research topic that is interesting to the entire group.
Mailing Address: MYHealth Study 2800 Plymouth Road Building 14-G128 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800
MYHealth is a series of studies approved by the University of Michigan Institutional Review Board (HUM00201567, HUM00210274, HUM00213914) and a Science Education Partnership Award funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and National Institutes of Health (R25GM137361).