Release Date: 
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Dual-enrolled alumnus is on his way to med school after starting at HFC

A headshot of Jacob Agemy.

While attending Dearborn High School, Jacob Agemy dual-enrolled at HFC to familiarize himself with the study habits needed to succeed at the college level.

“I knew that it would be beneficial for me to begin my college career with some credits under my belt,” said Agemy, a lifelong Dearborn resident.

While at HFC, Agemy took classes in biology, geography, and critical thinking.

“Some of my fondest memories at HFC were being able to branch out and work with people who were older while I was still in high school. It was a completely new learning environment,” said Agemy.

Attending UM-Dearborn on a full-ride scholarship

Upon graduating from DHS in 2017, Agemy attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn on a full-ride Victors Scholarship. He will graduate this spring from UM-Dearborn, earning his bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in psychology. This fall, he will attend the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University.

“My desire to become a doctor stemmed from my passion to provide a strong support system and sense of community for the youth in my community; a similar support system that my family provided for me my entire life. Without my mom, dad, twin sister, and extended family, I would not be where I am today,” said Agemy.

Agemy participated in the Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program (EMRAP) – a partnership between UM-Dearborn, Madonna University in Livonia, and St. Mary Mercy Health System in Livonia. Each year, through a very competitive application process, 8-10 UM-Dearborn upperclassmen aspiring to careers in the medical profession participate in EMRAP. Specializing in emergency medicine is a distinct possibility for Agemy, but he’s keeping his options open.

The benefits of attending HFC

Agemy believes HFC set him up to be successful at UM-Dearborn.

“HFC has benefitted me academically and professionally because it placed me in a more mature and rigorous academic setting at a young age,” he said. “Because of this, when I went to UM-Dearborn, there was not too much of a crazy adjustment in regard to having the right study habits and understanding what it takes to succeed in a collegiate course.”