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.

MPP Academy Logic Model

MPP Academy’s Mission and Goal:

The mission of the MPP Academy is 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. 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.

Our goal is to increase the percentage of U.S. doctors who are underrepresented in the physician workforce from the current rate of 11 percent to 25 percent by the year 2035 by empowering and preparing the next generation of future doctors to successfully apply and matriculate in pre-med undergraduate studies, medical school and beyond. We are a DEI pipeline program committed to building a diverse pipeline of future medical students that is more representative of the U.S. population.

Situation:

The federal Health Resources and Services Administration monitors health professional supply and demand gaps and access to healthcare. It is projected that the United States could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care. This problem will be caused by population growth, an increase in the number of Americans who are 75 years of age and older and the vast number of physicians approaching retirement age. This healthcare access disparity will impact Americans nationwide, especially underserved communities. More physicians and other healthcare professionals are required to reduce demand gaps and barriers to access and comprehensive care.

Reference:

IHS Markit Ltd. The Complexities of Physician Supply and Demand: Projections From 2019 to 2034. Washington, DC: AAMC; 2021.

Priority:

Close the College and Career Aspiration-Attainment Gap

Inputs

  • Staff
  • Volunteers

Budget:

Earned Income & Donations (Individuals, Small Business, Corporations, Foundations, Grants)

  • Partnerships
  • Technology/ Materials
  • Time

Outputs

Activities
  • Develop Curriculum
  • Pre & Post Assessments
  • Provide Pre-med Knowledge Foundation
  • Provide Career Exploration and Planning
  • Provide Clinical Simulation Experiences
  • Provide Academic Skills Development and Writing Seminars
  • Demystify the College Application Process
  • College Affordability Planning
  • Increase Motivation:
    Social & Emotional Skills Training Seminars & Workshops
  • Provide College Tours
  • Study Abroad/Cultural & Global Awareness
  • Close Knowledge Gaps: Implement Accelerated Math & Science Track (see chart below)
  • Conduct Academic Year Program
  • Conduct Summer Intensive
  • Host Youth Conferences
  • Build School
  • Host Parent workshops
  • Create Accreditation Council
  • Launch Social Media Campaign
  • Provide access to tutors
  • Provide career coaches
  • Provide mentorship
  • Fundraising & Development
Participation
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Physicians
  • Community Leaders
  • Educational Institutions (Medical Schools, Public/Private Schools, Research Institutions, etc.) and their organizations
  • Community Leaders (County, City, State, National, International)
  • Community Agencies
  • Business Leaders

Outcomes – Impact

Short
  • Awareness of need to exceed minimum math and science requirements for HS completion
  • Demonstrates Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Thinking and Reasoning, and Science Competencies (AAMC)
  • Increase aspirations
  • Increased sense of life purpose and meaning
  • Increased confidence,
    acknowledge facts, remove doubt/imposter syndrome
  • Develop career direction-basic strategic direction of career path
  • Motivation to pursue healthcare profession
  • Recruitment of Accreditation Board members
Medium
  • Demonstrated increase in resilience/grit/mental toughness/emotional intelligence
  • Maintain motivation
  • Increase academic aptitude
  • Take rigorous math and science courses in HS
  • Set career goals
  • Develop personal strategic action plan
  • Apply and attend College
  • Complete pre-med undergraduate track
  • Successfully apply to medical school
  • Complete medical school
  • Completion of residency requirements
  • Set standards for Medical School Pipeline Programs
Long
  • Increase quality education
  • Infusion of diverse medical professionals into communities
  • Social economic stability for participant families
  • Assist in alleviating physician and medical professional workforce shortage
  • Meet Goal 2035

Assumptions

  • We will have funding to hire staff needed.
  • Skilled staff exist to fit our needs.
  • Fundraising/friendship building will be an adequate and available source of revenue/equipment/technology for us.
  • Companies will willingly offer to partner or support our activities.
  • Students will want to participate in our activities.
  • The knowledge gained by the students will motivate them to pursue a career in healthcare.
  • Once enrolled, students will return for the lifetime of their eligibility.

External Factors

  • Global pandemic(s)
  • Political climate
  • Cultural norms
  • Technology limitations
  • Adequate staffing

Academic Preparation:

Accelerated Math & Science Track

Four Phase Approach

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Elementary - 2 yr
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Middle - 3 yr
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
High School - 4 yr
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Undergraduate

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