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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562

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Leadership Initiative

Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and InterProfessional Education (ECLIPSE)

Are you a School of Health Sciences student interested in building your leadership skills? Standing out on your resume and graduate school applications? Having a space to practice skills before entering the workforce? Giving back to the community?


ECLIPSE is one of only a few health-science specific leadership programs in the country!

Unique to the School of Health Sciences, the ECLIPSE program is a professional development experience that aims to develop health professionals who impact individuals and populations of people through the power of interprofessional work and collaborative leadership.


  • Learn professional roles and responsibilities, effective communication skills, and the importance of teamwork and recognizing your values.  
  • Discover your leadership traits through collaboration, self-assessment and reflection, and develop an interprofessional leadership portfolio.
  • Build skills, qualities, and aptitudes that are essential to make you competitive in graduate programs and the workplace.  
  • Meet new people who have similar passions as you and HAVE FUN!

Interested? Fill out this Google Form or email - Coordinator for Student Services, Leadership & Engagement, Kelli Dowd at 

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What is ECLIPSE?

Explorations in Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education (ECLIPSE) is a community-engaged leadership program for students in the School of Health Sciences.

Founded on the ideas of Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education within the field of health, ECLIPSE is designed to help students gain skills in each of our pillars; communication, teamwork, roles, and values, through practice and reflection. By working collaboratively and interprofessionally (multiple disciplines present) our future health leaders can be more intentional and improve patient and community health outcomes.

Our Mission: To foster students’ abilities to become leaders within and beyond our communities through diverse, student-centered, collaborative, and interprofessional experiences, in purpose for health.

Our Values: Collaborative Leadership and Interprofessional Education are at the core of leadership in diverse health-related professions. We believe that self-reflection and self-discovery contribute to shaping adaptive leaders’ ability to perform effectively in various contexts. We value health-related leaders who positively impact those they serve by:

  • Understanding that roles and responsibilities evolve and fluctuate.
  • Working independently and in teams.
  • Communicating effectively and responsibly with diverse individuals.
  • Recognizing values and ethics to maintain mutual respect.

Our Vision: Through practiced leadership as a collaborative effort, ECLIPSE graduates will be unique assets to diverse health-related professions as they perform with the purpose of improving the lives of others.

As a member of ECLIPSE, you are part of a community within the School of Health Sciences and can learn from peers, staff, faculty, and professionals in purpose for health.

How you Participate

ECLIPSE is flexible and works with your schedule so you can engage with the program at your own pace. Through workshops, service, and continuous reflection, ECLIPSE encourages you to engage in self-discovery and learn more about who you are and the impact you can make as a leader in your field. ECLIPSE rewards you for what you are already planning on doing (such as attending a workshop, volunteering, or doing a group project in a class) and you earn points as you reflect on these experiences. The opportunity to move up levels and showcase experiences in your leadership portfolio will boost your resume and help you to stand out as a leader on campus and in your future career.

          ECLIPSE Levels:

                 Bronze – 100 – 199 points

                 Silver – 200 – 299 points

                 Gold – 300 – 499 points

                 Platinum – 500+ points

                    *Platinum earners, our highest honor, will earn a medallion to wear for graduation.

Participation in ECLIPSE is simple:

  • Attend 3 of 4 ECLIPSE meetings each semester
  • Meet regularly with your peer mentor group (assigned upon entering program)
  • Stay engaged in the classroom and in the community
  • Submit reflections on your involvement and how it relates to the core principles of collaborative leadership and interprofessional education.
  • Earn points towards the next level in ECLIPSE as you reflect on the leadership skills you are building around communication, teamwork, roles, and values
  • Develop an E-Portfolio to track your leadership journey and share with future employers
  • Schedule an individual meeting each semester which the ECLIPSE Coordinator to review progress in the program
Important Dates for 2019 - 2020

Mark your Calendars! ECLIPSE Members are required to attend 3 out of 4 meetings each semester (dates and times are subject to change)

Fall 2019

          Retreat/Orientation: September 14th 8:30am – 1pm

          Meeting 2: October 25th 5pm – 6:30pm

          Meeting 3: November 15th 5pm – 6:30pm

          Meeting 4: December 6th 5pm – 6:30pm

Winter 2020

          Meeting 1: January 17th 5pm – 6:30pm

          Meeting 2: February 7th 5pm – 6:30pm

          Meeting 3: March 6th 5pm – 6:30pm

          End of Year Celebration: April 17th - 5pm - 6:30pm  

Each ECLIPSE member will be invited to a google calendar full of events happening on campus that students can participate in to earn points. Events may include but are not limited to:

  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Lecturers and Speakers on campus
  • Career Services events specific to health science students
  • Grizzlies LEAD workshops
  • Job Shadowing or Networking opportunities
  • Student organization/job/internship fairs
  • Conferences
  • Research experiences