Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

We are committed to building a diverse pipeline of future medical doctors, as early as 4th grade, that is more representative of the U.S. population.

DEI Student Advisory Board

Building A Diverse Pipeline of Medical Students to the Physician Workforce

Attention: Pre-Med and Medical School Student Organization Leaders

The Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy was built to work in partnership with Medical Schools, student organizations, and other stakeholders in the medical community to build a pipeline of students from diverse backgrounds to the physician workforce.

The MPP Academy invites your student organization to select 1-10 student leaders within your student organization to serve as a delegate on the MPP Academy Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Advisory Board.

The Student Advisory Board will help aspiring medical physicians break through the barriers that exist on the path to medical school and empower students underrepresented in medicine to reach their goal of becoming licensed medical physicians.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

As a board member, you will participate in two virtual “Think-Tank” innovation sessions per year. During these “Think Tank” sessions, you will problem-solve, strategize, and develop action plans to strengthen MPP Academy programs and focus on sustainable impact. You will collaborate with student leaders and professionals in the medical community, who share a similar mission to increase the diversity of the physician workforce, to help shape the academic and career preparation experiences, activities, curriculum, and culture of the MPP Academy.

Each Student Advisory Board Member will serve as a liaison, problem solver, ambassador, and advocate who cares deeply about diversity, equity and inclusion, and is committed to:

  • Supporting current and future medical students including students underrepresented in medicine and building a pipeline of diverse doctors who are clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.
  • Contributing to a culture of health and promoting diversity in health care by increasing the racial and ethnic composition of the medical physician work-force through our pre-professional and pipeline programs.

In addition to joining the DEI Advisory Board, your student organization can also get involved in the following ways:

  • Staff Member

Become a paid member of the MPP Academy staff. This requires a five-week commitment to help deliver the summer intensive program to pre-med students or a 2-4 hour per week commitment for 15 weeks in the Fall and 15 weeks during the spring semester.

  • Faculty Member / Instructor

Become a paid member of the MPP Academy staff. This requires a five-week commitment to help deliver the summer intensive program to pre-med students or a 2-4 hour per week commitment for 15 weeks in the Fall and 15 weeks during the spring semester.

  • Mentor

Become a mentor as part of the MPP Academy Career Coach Program. Mentors provide personalized support for professional and personal development into the field of medicine. The MPP Academy creates a culture of empowerment through the mentorship of medical students and medical specialists that supports pre-med students on their journey to becoming a future doctor.

  • MPP Academy Podcast Guest Speaker

We invite pre-medical and medical school students to join us as guest speakers on the MPP Academy Podcast. This is an opportunity to share your journey on the pathway to a career in medicine and to discuss any barriers you may have faced on this journey and share how you overcame or are overcoming them.

  • Help Us Recruit Diverse Students into the MPP Academy Pipeline

Help us recruit students of all backgrounds into the MPP Academy early outreach medical school preparation program by sharing information about our programs with your local schools and community organizations.

  • Co-Host the MPP Academy Summer Intensive at your school

The MPP Academy was built to work in partnership with Medical Schools, student organizations, and other stakeholders in the medical community to build a pipeline of students, as early as the 4th grade, from diverse backgrounds to the physician workforce.

The MPP Academy is delivered in a hybrid format (online and on-campus, in-person):

Summer Programming (On-Campus)

MPP Academy students will participate in a 4-5 week on-campus summer intensive program over a 2-4 year period.

Academic Year Programming (Online)

MPP Academy students will participate in weekly academic and career preparation activities, 2-4 hours per week, during the academic year (Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters).

 

We invite your student organization to co-host the 4-5 week summer intensive at your institution.

Join Our 2022 DEI Student Advisory Board:
Submit an Online Application

We are inviting Pre-Med and Medical School Student Organization Leaders currently enrolled at universities and medical schools across the U.S. and Canada to join our DEI Student Advisory Board.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Provide proof of enrollment at an undergraduate or medical school institution (upload to online application).
  • Submit a copy of your resume (upload to online application).
  • Submit a 5-10 minute video or written response to the following questions (upload your response to the questions in your online application):

1. Why are you interested in joining the DEI Student Advisory Board?

2. What are your career goals?

3. Why did you choose to pursue a career in medicine or healthcare?

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

DEI Student Advisory Board Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming virtual information session to learn how you can help increase the diversity of the physician workforce as part of our DEI Student Advisory Board and other ways to get involved in our work.

If you or your organization are interested in partnering with us to reach goal 2035, please contact me directly.

Dr. Aaron W. Smith

Executive Director

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