EMU Biomedicine Gap Year Certificate
Spring in DC
During the spring term of your EMU Biomedicine Gap Year Certificate program, you will join the Washington Community Scholars' Center in DC. Here you will develop foundational skills in your field at an internship. You'll engage in coursework focusing on career discernment and leadership. You'll build community in your group house and throughout the city. Your time in DC is sure to be a crucial time to prepare for the next stage in your journey.
Real world experience
In the fall prior to your semester in DC, the WCSC directors will work with you to find an internship that fits your path, whether you are going the route of research or patient-centered practice. Take a look at where our students have done research and medicine internships and begin imagining what your semester could look like.
Building your community
You'll live in the Nelson Good House located in the Brookland neighborhood of DC with up to 14 other students from EMU, Bluffton, Bethel and Goshen. The group shares house responsibilities, prepares and eats meals together, explores the city, facilitates weekly community meetings, and supports each other through the opportunities and challenges of a semester in the WCSC. Additionally, you'll participate in a course that focuses on vocational discernment, career guidance, group building, and as needed, a space to discuss group tensions.
You are a full member of the WCSC when you come to DC. To learn more about what your semester will look like, take some time to explore our website. You'll find information about our staff, our history, community life, finances, and more.