The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy’s Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion & Community Partnerships (DEI & CP) is excited to offer a grant opportunity to partner college or university medical school’s Office of DEI or a medical school student organization on campus.
With the support of the NAPCA Foundation and the MPP Academy, an early outreach medical school preparation pipeline program, the MPP Academy’s Cultivating Diverse Physicians (CDP) Grant provides financial support in the form of a grant award up to $1,000 to plan and conduct a virtual or in-person ‘So You Want to Be a Medical Doctor?’ Student Conference in the fall and spring. The free conference is an early outreach medical physician exploration event to attract students from diverse backgrounds to increase their interest in pursuing a career as a medical doctor or scientist. The program is facilitated by medical school students and a medical school faculty member. Grant funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The ‘So You Want to Be a Medical Doctor?’ Student Conference is directed toward helping to achieve MPP Academy’s overarching goal, also known as Goal 2035, which is to increase the percentage of U.S. doctors and scientists who are underrepresented in the physician and healthcare workforce from the current rate of 11% to 20% by the year 2035.