Committed to Building a Diverse Pipeline of Future Medical Students, as Early as 4th Grade, to the Physician Workforce.
The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy is a year-round, early outreach medical school preparation program. We partner with medical schools, student organizations, and other stakeholders to build a pipeline of future medical students, as early as the 4th grade, from diverse backgrounds to the physician workforce. The MPP Academy is open to high achieving elementary (4th & 5th grade students), secondary (6th-12th grade students), and undergraduate students from all backgrounds who might not have considered a career as a medical physician or have already committed to pursuing a career in medicine.
Our pipeline programs are delivered in a hybrid format (online and on-campus) over a 2-4 year period, depending on student grade level. Every summer, MPP students participate in a 4-5 week summer intensive at a top university. Additionally, students are engaged in weekly virtual online classes for 2-4 hours per week during the academic year. The MPP Academy works to increase the number of high achieving students who are academically and mentally prepared with the social-emotional skills to: 1) complete medical school and 2) become licensed to practice medicine in a medical specialty that provides a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.
We provide rigorous academic instruction to help aspiring medical doctors become a competitive medical school applicant, with the mindset, tools, and resources to succeed in medical school and beyond. In addition, students explore a myriad of careers in the field of medicine and develop a comprehensive education and career plan (roadmap). Additionally, students receive social, emotional, and resiliency skills training to help them break through any barrier that they may face on their path to success.