Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

We are an early outreach "pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness" program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors (MD's | DO's), health professionals (i.e., Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dentists, EMTs/Paramedics) and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

MPP Academy

Medical Physician Preparation Academy

We are an early outreach "pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness" program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors (MD's | DO's), health professionals (i.e., physician assistants, nurses, dentists) and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

MPP Prepares the Largest Number of Pre-Med Students for Four-Year US Colleges & Universities

Accepting applications for admission into our elementary, middle, high school, and undergraduate programs for 2024 and 2025.

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The MPP Academy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Medical School Preparation Pathways Programs (ACMSPP).

Hear from our students about their personal experiences
during their time at MPP.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Juliana Smith, MD candidate

3rd Year Medical Student | University of California, San Francisco

I participated in the program while I was a high school student in 2012 at the University of Southern California. I’m currently a 3rd-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). I think the most powerful thing I gained from the program was the confidence it gave me to pursue a career in medicine. I cannot thank the program enough for that!

Additionally, I loved it so much that I wanted to get involved as a staff member during my time as a college student at UCLA. In the summer of 2015, I served as a RA and program coordinator, organizing all student activities outside of the classroom for our program at Harvard University. I am so grateful for this experience as it helped to build my leadership skills. I highly recommend that you consider attending the MPP program and taking advantage of everything the program has to offer.

If you had the opportunity to talk to a future medical school student, what would you tell him/her?

If your current circumstances don’t match your dreams, meaning you don’t have the grades, finances, knowledge, experience, etc. to pursue it, don’t let that discourage you. You need help on your journey. There are several people who have had obstacles similar to yours and have accomplished exactly what you want to do. You have to find these people and come up with a game plan. Programs like MPP can provide the support and guidance that you need.

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About MPP

MPP is an early outreach “pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness” program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors (MD’s | DO’s),health professionals (i.e., Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dentists, EMTs/Paramedics) and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

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Goal

The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy is designed to increase the number of high achieving students who are academically and mentally prepared with the social-emotional skills to:

  • Complete a medical or health professional school degree and
  • Become licensed to practice medicine in a medical specialty or health profession (i.e., MD, DO, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Optometry, Dentistry, EMT/Paramedic) that provides a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.

Mission Statement

Committed to Closing the College and Career Aspirations – Attainment Gap for All Students

Our mission is to “close the college and career aspirations – attainment gap” by empowering students with the tools and mindsets to define their life’s purpose/career path, breakthrough their barriers and complete a postsecondary education degree or career training certificate or licensure program, specifically to enter careers that provide a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.

College and Career Aspirations – Attainment Gap: The distance between a student’s stated college and career aspirations and the realization of completing a post-secondary education degree or career training certificate or licensure program, specifically to be prepared to enter high skilled careers or trades.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

MPP is open to high achieving elementary (4th & 5th), middle school, high school, and undergraduate students from all communities across the United States and globally.

ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (4th & 5th) 

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS (6th – 8th)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (9th – 12th)

COLLEGE STUDENTS (Freshman – Seniors)

3 Types of Students That Get Admitted to MPP

There are three types of students that apply and get into MPP:

MPP Student 1:

Students who have already committed to pursuing a career in medicine and healthcare but are unsure of their future medical specialty or career path. Students decided to attend MPP to gain more exposure to the field by exploring different career paths and medical specialties to help them discover the type of medical doctor (MD | DO) or health professional (nurse practitioner, physician assistant, optometrist, etc.) they will become in the future.

MPP Student 2:

Students who have considered a career in medicine and healthcare but have not had much exposure to the medical field. Students decided to attend MPP because they want to explore and experience the medical field first-hand to determine if a career in healthcare is a good fit for them.

MPP Student 3:

Students who have not considered a career in medicine and healthcare and have not had any exposure to the medical field. Students decided to apply to get hands on experience and exposure to the field of medicine and healthcare to determine if it’s the right career path for them.

Top 10 Reasons Why Students Decided to Attend MPP

1) Start preparing early academically for a future career in medicine and healthcare through participating in a year-round systems-based pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness curriculum.

2) Gain hands-on clinical skill techniques and diagnostic training from different medical specialties and careers in medicine that are commonly performed in patient care scenarios. Skill labs help students identify their top 5 medical specialties that best fit their personality, interest, and skills.

3) Learn about the different types of professional careers and medical specialties (i.e., Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, EMT/Paramedic, etc.) to help students discover their top 5 career specialties of interest that will provide a sense of purpose and meaning in their future lives.

4) Receive social-emotional skills and resiliency training to break through barriers on students’ roads to success in pre-med university coursework and medical school or health professional school.     

5) Develop study skills, learning techniques, and increase non-cognitive skills, behaviors and attitudes critical to meet demands of university coursework, healthcare training, and career success. 

6) Understand how to navigate the college admission process, become a competitive applicant, and possess the core competencies required to successfully complete medical school or health professional school. 

7) Learn from diverse experts, including world-class instructors and healthcare professionals (MDs, DOs, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Dentists, EMTs / Paramedics, etc.).

8) Explore college life and the first year of medical school or health professional school (i.e., nursing school, optometry school, dental school, etc.).

9) Meet peers from around the globe, learning to work collaboratively with a team.

10) Benefit from a mentor that provides professional guidance and personalized career development support.

MEDICAL SPECIALTIES TO EXPLORE/STUDY AT MPP

There are many different types of doctors and medical professionals, and they all have different areas in which they are experts. Some may study medicine in a broad and general way, like a primary care doctor you may visit for a checkup. Others may focus on specific parts of the body or diseases. These areas of expertise are called “specialties.” 

Examples: Cardiologists work with the heart. Pediatricians focus on treating injuries and illnesses in children. Nurse Practitioners bring a comprehensive, whole-patient perspective as they provide primary, acute and specialty health care to patients of all ages. Physician Assistants focus on patient education, preventive care, and managing chronic health issues.

MPP students will learn what a specialty is and the different types of specialties and careers in the medical field to help them discover their top 5 medical specialties to consider as a future career.

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Anesthesiology

General Surgery

Cardiology

Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dermatology  

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medical Technician

Endocrinology

Family Medicine 

Gastroenterology

Health Care Administration

Immunology

Internal Medicine

Lymphology

Midwifery

Neurology/Neuroscience

Nursing – Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Oncology

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Ophthalmology

Optometry

Orthopedics

Paramedics

Pediatrics

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Physician Assistant

Plastic Surgery

Primary Care

Psychology

Psychiatry

Pulmonology

Radiology

Respirology

Sports Medicine

Why does MPP expose students to a wide variety of medical specialties and careers in healthcare?

Choosing your medical specialty or healthcare career is an important decision that requires reflection, research, and time to determine a specific area of medicine to practice that fits your personality, interest, and skills. Many medical students consider their specialty choice as their most difficult professional decision. Such an important decision takes time, and procrastination only adds to the stress.

Different medical specialties and careers in healthcare require unique diagnostic techniques and clinical skills to deliver patient care. At MPP, students will explore a wide variety of specialties through our hands-on clinical skills training labs and rotations to identify their top 5 medical specialties that best fit their personality, interest, and skills. By discovering their top medical specialties of interest prior to attending medical or health professional school, it will help them choose a medical career path that provides a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.

CLINICAL SKILLS TRAINING LABS & ROTATIONS

In each medical science course at MPP, we integrate our medical science foundation curriculum with hands-on clinical skills training (techniques and diagnostics) to expose MPP students to a variety of clinical skills that are commonly performed in patient care scenarios from different medical specialties and careers in medicine. Additionally, MPP students will discover different types of doctors and medical professionals (i.e., Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, EMT/Paramedic, etc.) while practicing clinical skills.

PRE-HOSPITAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SKILLS

SURGICAL SKILLS

MATERNITY/MIDWIFERY

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

ENDOCRINE

PATIENT ASSESSMENT

DOSAGE CALCULATION

EAR, NOSE & THROAT

OPHTHALMOLOGY

PEDIATRICS

DERMATOLOGY

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

EKG INTERPRETATION

PHARMACOLOGY

CARDIOVASCULAR

RESPIRATORY

GASTROINTESTINAL

MUSCULOSKELETAL

NEUROLOGICAL 

PREOPERATIVE, 
INTRAOPERATIVE, 
& POSTOPERATIVE CARE

WHAT YOU EARN

Boost your academic credentials and strengthen your application when you apply to a University for pre-med study, medical school or health professional school by earning the following certificates and certifications at MPP: 

Clinical Skills Training Completion Certificates & Certifications

MPP Students will receive a certificate of completion each term for the clinical skills training completed, such as the “ABCDE Physical Exam” and Basic Suturing Techniques.

In addition, MPP students will receive a certificate of clinical skills training in the following areas:

  • CPR/AED Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation & Automated External Defibrillator
  • ACLS Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • BLS Basic Life Support
  • PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • PEARS Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization

Certificate of Course Completion Each Term

MPP students will earn a Certificate of Course Completion after completing all courses, seminars and workshops offered each term (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) at MPP.

Certificate of Program Completion in Pre-Med & Pre-Health University Coursework Readiness

MPP students will earn this certificate by completing all courses offered in our pre-college (elementary, middle, and high school) programs.

Certificate of Program Completion in Medical & Health Professional School Readiness

MPP college students will earn this certificate by completing all courses, seminars, and clinical skill labs offered in our undergraduate program.

EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS

Our programs are delivered in a hyflex format (online and on-campus).

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We offer MPP students a variety of academic and career experiences, and personalized guidance over the course of our year-round programs.

  • Every summer (on-campus), MPP students participate in a 1 or 2 week summer intensive program on a university campus.
  • During the academic year (online and on-campus), students are engaged in weekly virtual online classes for 1.5 hours per week via Zoom, taught by practicing physicians and medical professionals. Students attend one on-campus class session per term (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) on a Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.
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Academic Year Program (AYP)

(Hyflex Weekend Program: 95% Online | 5% On-Campus)

MPP’s Academic Year Program (AYP) is a “year-round, early outreach pre-med & medical school readiness program” that uses a Hyflex learning model that combines:

1. Online synchronous instruction via Zoom

2. Google Classroom or Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) and

3. Face-to-face or in-person class sessions on a university campus to achieve student instructional objectives.

  • Each AYP term (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer) runs 10-12 weeks for 1.5 hours via Zoom on Saturdays, excluding holiday weekends. On occasion, a Sunday afternoon class session and/or meeting may occur. These dates will be shared well in advance.
  • Additionally, MPP students will attend one on-campus class session per term on a Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.
  • Online Weekend Classes: MPP students can participate fully online.
  • On-Campus Weekend Classes: Four in-person sessions per year or one in-person session per term (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) are held on a university campus.
  • AYP Campus Locations: Our AYP program is held on multiple university campuses across the nation. View our campus locations.
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Summer Intensive Program (SIP)

(On-Campus, 1 or 2 week Program)

During the summer, MPP students participate in a 1 or 2 week on-campus summer intensive at a top university.

 

  • MPP students spend 8 hours a day experiencing collegiate life and engaging in hands-on clinical skills and simulation labs, pre-med and medical school readiness courses, medical school tours, site visits to hospitals and/or clinics, university tours, and fun group activities with students and staff.

 

  • MPP students take pre-med foundational courses and participate in a variety of college and career readiness workshops. Students will gain the social-emotional intelligence, resilience, and mindfulness skills needed to break through any barrier on their road to success.

 

  • SIP Campus Locations: Our SIP program is held on multiple university campuses across the nation. View our campus locations.

Why Hyflex (Online/On-Campus)?

MPP Academy’s hyflex Academic Year Program (AYP) helps reduce the time and cost of traveling back and forth from your home to the university campus on a weekly basis for 35 weeks during the school year (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and for our AYP summer term. The online learning component of the program provides students with a student-centered, highly collaborative, and engaging environment.

Quick Facts

30 Campuses

We host our programs at some of America’s most prestigious Universities.

10:1 Student-Staff Ratio

Students work closely with program staff and instructors in an interactive learning environment.

10 Countries

Students from several countries attend our summer and year-round programs.

25%

Percentage of staff members who attended our programs when they were in high school.

Over $1,500,000 in Scholarships

Awarded annually to students.

2010

The year we launched our first college and career readiness program at the University of Southern California.

OUR IMPACT

College Acceptances & Matriculations

100%

We are proud to share that 100% of MPP Academy graduates go on to college immediately after graduation, many to some of the most prestigious institutions in the country. Each year, many MPP Academy students are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program and earn significant scholarships to colleges and universities.

Enrollment Rates in a Pre-Med or Pre-Health University Program

98%

98% of MPP scholars have a positive acceptance to their chosen college or university in a STEM major.

Pre-Med University Coursework Completion

97%

97% of MPP scholars are three times more likely to complete the pre-med courses required for admission to Medical School or Health Professional School than their non-MPP counterparts: 97% compared to approximately 30% on a national level.

Preparation for Medical School or Health Professional School

100%

100% of MPP students reported feeling better prepared to apply for medical school or health professional school.

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Academic Preparation for Pre-Med University Coursework

100%

100% of MPP scholars are better prepared to thrive in Pre-Med university coursework than non-MPP students at specific schools served by MPP, surpassing students when it comes to pre-med readiness in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and clinical skills.

Intention to Major in STEM

National: 45%
MPP: 100%

Bachelor's Degree Completion in STEM

National: 34%
MPP: 82%

Our Services

  • Academic preparation for pre-med/pre-health university coursework, medical school, and health professional schools (i.e., optometry, nursing, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, paramedic)
  • Guidance and preparation for a variety of careers in the field of medicine and healthcare
  • Hands-on Clinical Skills & Diagnostic Training
  • Advanced Academic Skills Training for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students
  • Social-Emotional Skills & Resiliency & Mindfulness Training
  • Academic Presentations & Public Speaking Training
  • Medical School Readiness: Academic Preparation for Medical School Coursework
  • Medical School Admissions Advising & Application Prep
  • Health Professional School Admissions Application Prep
  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Exam Prep
  • Casper (Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics) Exam Prep
  • Medical School Tours & Visits to Local Hospitals & Clinics
  • Mentoring and Career Coaching for Personal & Professional Development
  • 1 Week International Medicine & Healthcare Study Abroad Trip
  • Earn First Aid, CPR, AED, & BLS Training & Certification
  • HIPAA Compliance Training & Certification
  • NBME Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) Prep
  • USMLE Step 1 Exam Prep & Tutoring | USMLE stands for United States Medical Licensing Exam
  • COMLEX Level 1 Exam Prep | COMLEX stands for Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination of the United States

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND MPP?

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Test-drive potential career paths in medicine and healthcare to help you discover the right career path for you.

At MPP, you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a future career in medicine and healthcare through hands-on learning, mentorship and clinical experiences.

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  • Explore a variety of health professional careers and medical specialties (types of medical doctors and professionals) to help you decide if a career in medicine is a good fit for you.
  • Gain the social-emotional intelligence, resilience, grit, and mindfulness skills needed to break through any barrier on your road to success.
  • Learn effective learning strategies/ study skills and strengthen non-cognitive skills, behaviors and attitudes for success in college and career.
  • Prepare early to become a competitive applicant for medical school or health professional school.
  • Year-round academic preparation for Pre-Med University Coursework and Medical/Health Professional School readiness.
  • Acquire the 15 core med school competencies that a competitive applicant should possess before entering medical school.
  • Receive hands-on clinical skills experience to learn a variety of medical techniques that medical physicians and health professionals (i.e., nurses, physician assistants, emts/paramedics) must know in order to provide high-quality care to patients.
  • Learn through a systems-based “pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness” curriculum aligned with clinical skills labs, mentorship, and hands-on learning.
  • Acquire hands-on clinical skills and experience taught by practicing physicians, med school/university professors, and medical professionals.
  • Learn from a diverse group of experts in the medical and healthcare professions (MDs, DOs, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Dentists, EMTs / Paramedics, etc.)
  • Explore campus life at a university to be exposed to and better prepared for college life.
  • Explore the first year of Medical School or Health Professional School. Learn what it’s like to be a medical school student or health professional school student (i.e., nursing school, optometry school, dental school, etc).
  • Make lifelong friends from around the globe, and learn from world-class instructors and healthcare professionals.
  • Receive a Career Coach that provides mentorship and personalized support for professional and personal development into the field of medicine.

“Pre-Med & Medical School Readiness”
Program Curriculum

Our “pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness” curriculum is designed to prepare MPP students for a future career in Medicine and Healthcare.

MPP students learn through a systems-based medical/health professional school readiness curriculum aligned with hands-on clinical skills and experiences. Students will also explore a variety of medical specialties and careers in medicine and healthcare.

Medical Sciences Curriculum

Our “medical sciences” curriculum is an organ systems-based curriculum that organizes the teaching of medicine by systems within the body, like the digestive or respiratory systems. This approach, which mirrors how medicine is actually practiced, gives you a big picture look at the physiological, anatomical, and biochemical processes of an organ system all at once. MPP students will also be introduced to a variety of clinical skills and careers in medicine and health care.

Clinical Skills Training | Explore Medical Specialties and Careers in Medicine & Healthcare

During the academic year program (AYP) and summer intensive program (SIP), MPP students will focus on:

  • Acquiring clinical skills and experiences
  • Exploring a variety of medical specialties and careers in medicine and health care.
  • All clinical skills courses offered at MPP are organized by systems of the body.
  • Clinical skills training will be integrated with all pre-med classes offered each term at MPP.
  • MPP students receive Certificates of Clinical Skill Competence, which serve as a performance validation of the skills and knowledge gained through the clinical skills training lab at MPP. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

CLINICAL SKILLS & SIMULATION LABS

Hands-on Clinical Exposure & Experiences

Clinical Skills Labs at MPP are in-person sessions offering hands-on clinical experience alongside peers and faculty mentors. In the clinical skills and simulation lab, students learn and practice their patient care skills in a safe, collaborative atmosphere.

The goal of the lab is to offer students an introduction to the clinical skills that are commonly performed in patient care scenarios by practicing medical doctors and health professionals. An early exposure to these procedural tasks permits the development of competency-based training.  

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  • Clinical experience is critical to your pre-med/health portfolio, and medical school/health professional schools will expect to see clinical experiences reflected in your application for admission.
  • Gain hands-on clinical skills with common procedures and techniques, exploring a wide variety of medical specialties in the process.
  • Practice patient care by interviewing, examining, diagnosing and treating patients as an EMT, NURSE, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT, and MEDICAL PHYSICIAN.
  • Medical Simulations are used at MPP to give students authentic hands-on experiences that represent the challenges of patient care without putting real human patients at risk. The simulations use manikins, procedural task trainers, standardized patient actors, and various computer-based applications.
  • MPP strategically uses real-life simulations to offer experiential learning based on real patient cases. Simulations create a safe, controlled environment where MPP students can practice needed skills and gain confidence without the fear of harming a patient or delaying diagnosis and treatment to patients. The simulations help MPP students learn to identify ideal clinical management decisions and see the future implications for patients.

MPP Uses Virtual Reality (VR) Simulated Medical Training

  • MPP students are immersed in simulated environments and are able to engage and interact in a way that feels real through Virtual Reality (VR) Simulated Training.
  • VR has the unique capability – more so than any technology that has ever existed – to let users suspend their disbelief and learn from experience in the same way as real life.

HANDS-ON CLINICAL SKILLS TRAINING

Click on the "clinical skill lab courses below" to view the different types
of clinical skills training you can expect to engage in at MPP.

  • Students will be challenged and exposed to a variety of clinical skills that will enhance their ability to care for patients. All MPP students will be assessed for their ability to perform clinical skills and receive direct feedback on their performance by medical professionals. 
  • All clinical skills courses offered at MPP are organized by systems of the body.
  • Clinical skills training will be integrated with all pre-med classes offered each term at MPP.
  • MPP students receive Certificates of Clinical Skill Competence, which serve as a performance validation of the skills and knowledge gained through the clinical skills training lab at MPP. 

TRIPS & TOURS

Go beyond the classroom.

Gain a new perspective on the medical profession through field trips that uncover how the healthcare industry works behind the scenes. A mix of educational tours and site visits allow you to explore the field of medicine and healthcare through hands-on learning.

  • Medical School Tours
  • Health Professional School Tours
  • University Office of Admission Campus Tours
  • Visits to Hospitals & Clinics
  • American Red Cross
  • Community Service & Service Learning
  • 1 Week International Medicine & Healthcare Study Abroad Trip

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE TRIP

Students will attend a 1 week on-campus MPP Academy summer intensive program at a well-respected University/medical school outside of the U.S. This study abroad trip will raise global awareness through students experiencing first-hand what it’s like to practice medicine internationally.

Additionally, students will learn about the social, economical, and environmental factors that affect the health of patients and populations in a healthcare system outside of the USA, with a particular focus on understanding the health inequities that exist between patient populations.

FUN ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS

In addition to your academic coursework and career exploration experiences, you will participate in a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities that will provide you with an unforgettable experience. Below, you will find a snapshot of some of the fun activities that MPP students have participated in while enrolled in the MPP Academy, year-round programs.

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Bowling

Bowling is an evening of fun for everyone! Come show your skills in the bowling alley or just hang out and eat some delicious pizza and wings while you relax in the lounge areas.

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Roller Skating

Want to race? Come out and join the MPP Academy and staff on a beautiful night by taking some laps around the skating rink and enjoy time with your new friends!

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Swimming / Pool Party

It's time to bring out the sunglasses and tanning lotion, and get your swim on! Feel the vibes with music thumping and relaxing by the pool with your friends while you soak up the sun.

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Six Flags Waterpark

Be cool! MPP Academy is ready to take you out to the water slides and lots of refreshingly cool water.

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Game Night

Prepare yourself for a fun night of games and tap into the strategist within.

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An Evening at a Major League Baseball Game

MPP Academy students and staff will spend an evening cheering on a Major League Baseball team such as the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Open Mic / Talent Show

Whether it's singing a pop-culture song, playing a Beethoven sonata, or sharing an athletic feat, the Talent Show at the MPP Academy is sure to be a time of amazing entertainment.

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Movie Night

Lights, Camera, Popcorn! Students and the MPP Academy program staff will watch an entertaining movie at one of the top movie theaters in the U.S.

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Ice Cream Socials

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Whatever your favorite flavor is, it is time to indulge with your friends and MPP Academy program staff.

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Disneyland

For six decades, Disneyland has captured imaginations, stirred emotions, and unleashed the unabashed joy of childhood in millions of guests. Now's the time to live out your Disney Dream with your MPP Academy family!

K1 Speed Go-Kart Racing

Get ready to enjoy an indoor go kart racing experience with you MPP Academy family.

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Join us for dodgeball, slam dunk on a 10-foot basketball net, flip into a pool of foam, or simply bounce around!

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iFly Indoor Skydiving

iFly is an indoor skydiving experience that creates true free fall conditions, just like skydiving without having to jump out of an airplane. It's just you and the air, and it's the most incredible adrenaline rush!

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Dance Party

You came in as strangers and you now prepare to part as close friends—but not before you party together at the final dance! There will be a live DJ mixing up your favorite tunes and plenty of snacks and beverages to keep you going into the night.

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Six Flags Magic Mountain

Are you a thrill seeker? Students will have the opportunity to enjoy the gold standard of theme parks with your peers and the MPP Academy staff.

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Karaoke

Think you can sing like Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, or the Jonas Brothers? Or do you think you can rap like Drake? Come show off your singing or rapping skills at the MPP Academy Karaoke Studio.

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Fun Under the Sun at the Beach

MPP Academy students and staff will spend an afternoon enjoying the beach. Join the fun and relax a little with your new friends!

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Ice Skating

Want to race? Come out and join the MPP Academy and staff on a beautiful night by taking some laps around the skating rink and enjoy your new friends!

Star Trek: Discovery Virtual Reality

MPP Academy students and staff will join the crew aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. In your role as Starfleet officers, you'll have the chance to stand on a transporter pad with your own two feet and get beamed to your Away Mission.

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MPP Offers You Different Term Starts For Maximum Flexibility.

We Are Currently Accepting Applications.

Start Preparing for a Future Career at MPP in February, April, June, August, and October.

UPCOMING TERM START DATES

4 Terms: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer.

MPP Academic Year Program (AYP)

(Hyflex Weekend Program: 95% Online | 5% On-Campus)

About AYP

MPP’s Academic Year Program (AYP) is a “year-round, early outreach pre-med & medical school readiness program” that uses a Hyflex learning model that combines online (via Zoom) and face-to-face class sessions on a university campus to achieve student instructional objectives.

  • Each AYP term (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer) runs 10-12 weeks for 1.5 hours via Zoom on Saturdays, excluding holiday weekends.
  • Additionally, MPP students will attend “one on-campus class session per term” on a Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.
  • Online Weekend Classes: Students can participate fully online or attend the program combining online (via Zoom) and on-campus class sessions.
  • On-Campus Weekend Classes: Four in-person sessions per year or one in-person session per term (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) are held on a university campus.

Winter 2024 Term: Session I

January 20, 2024

Winter 2024 Term: Session II

February 10, 2024

Spring 2024: Session I

April 13, 2024

Summer 2024 Term

June 22, 2024

Fall 2024 Term: Session I

August 17, 2024

Fall 2024 Term: Session II

October 26, 2024

MPP Summer Intensive Program (SIP)

(On-Campus Summer Program: 1 or 2 Week Program)

About SIP

  • During the summer, MPP students participate in a 1 or 2 week on-campus summer intensive at a top university.
  • MPP students spend 8 hours a day experiencing collegiate life and engaging in hands-on clinical skills and simulation labs, pre-med and medical school readiness courses, medical school tours, site visits to hospitals and/or clinics, university tours, and fun group activities with students and staff.

Campus Locations

MPP Academy
West

States Covered: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA

MPP Academy Midwest

States Covered: IA, NE, KS, MO, OK, CO, MT, WY

MPP Academy Central

States Covered: WI, IL, IN, KY, MN, ND, SD

MPP Academy Southwest

States Covered: AR, LA, NM, TX

MPP Academy Southeast

States Covered: TN, AL, MS

MPP Academy Great Lakes

States Covered: OH, WV, MI, Western PA, Western NY

MPP Academy Mid-Atlantic

States Covered: VA, NC

MPP Academy South Atlantic

States Covered: SC, GA, FL

MPP Academy North Atlantic

States Covered: MA, Eastern NY, Eastern PA, NJ, DE, CT, MD, DC, RI, ME, NH, VT

MPP Academy International

Countries Covered: All countries outside of the U.S.A.

Admissions

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
  • MPP takes a holistic approach to the admissions process. Our expert admissions team conducts a comprehensive, holistic review of your application to consider academic and personal characteristics.

 

  • We will review your academic performance, extra-curricular activities outside of the classroom – community involvement, leadership experience, and achievements. We seek to understand how you would grow, contribute and thrive at MPP, and how MPP’s academic community would be positively impacted by you.

Review MPP Academy Admissions Requirements. Visit admissions.mppacademy.org/

Complete Student Admissions Interview via Phone or Zoom.

The Admissions Interview is a great way for you to learn more about MPP and to help us learn more about you! Interviews last about 20 – 25 minutes. Interviews are conducted by MPP Admissions Officers, MPP Professors, and Admission Ambassadors.

The Admissions interview gives the MPP Admissions team an opportunity to learn more about each prospective student, including:

  • What you love to do and what excites you
  • Ways you have impacted those around you
  • Your unique story and perspectives
  • College and career goals
  • Why you decide to apply for MPP and what do you hope to gain from participating

To sign up for an admissions interview, click here. Alternatively, you can visit: https://mppacademy.org/schedule-admission-interview/to sign up for an interview.

  • After you sign up for an admissions interview, a confirmation email will be sent to the student’s or parent’s email address.

Your Dream Of Becoming
A Doctor or Medical Professional Is Within Reach.

Start your journey toward becoming a doctor or medical professional at MPP.

Connect with
our Admissions Team

We would love to connect with you via phone! Our Admissions team is here to assist prospective students and families through the admissions and enrollment process and to become an active member of the MPP family!

Schedule a 15-minute call with our team.

MPP Partners

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy Partners

We are grateful for the generous support of individuals, corporations, and foundations who support our work.

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Find the Program That's Right for You.

Your College and Career Path Starts Here.

Find the Program That's Right for You.

Explore Our Programs

MPP “Pre-Med Readiness” Middle School Program

We are accepting applications from current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

VISIT MPP MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM WEBSITE

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Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP “Pre-Med Readiness” High School Program

We are accepting applications from current 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

VISIT HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM WEBSITE

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MPP "Medical School Readiness" Undergraduate Program

We are accepting applications from undergraduate students starting January 1, 2024.

VISIT MPP UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM WEBSITE

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Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP “Pre-Med Readiness” Middle School Program

We are accepting applications from current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

VISIT MPP MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM WEBSITE

Quick Links:

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP “Pre-Med Readiness” High School Program

We are accepting applications from current 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.

VISIT MPP HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM WEBSITE

Quick Links:

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP "Medical School Readiness" Undergraduate Program

We are accepting applications from undergraduate students starting January 1, 2024.

VISIT MPP UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM WEBSITE

Quick Links:

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