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.


Admissions Process:

We are now accepting applications for the next cohort of students at the MPP Academy! There is no cost to apply. We use a rolling admissions process, which means that our office of admissions team will evaluate applications as they are received versus waiting to evaluate all applications after a hard deadline. Therefore, we will accept applications until we have filled all seats for the incoming cohort.

After deciding which student type is right for you: Commuter or Commuter Extended you will need to gather the following information and documentation needed to submit a complete online application for admission:

  • Students should know the program name, location, and session date they would like to be considered for admission.
  • Parents will need to provide their information which includes their name, email address, home address, phone number, and occupation.
  • The MPP Academy requires one recommendation for each student applying for admission to understand their academic background. The recommendation must be from an academic teacher.
  • Students are required to submit a copy of their most recent academic report card from their school as this will need to be uploaded to the online admissions application.

Please Note: Allow approximately 10-15 minutes to complete the entire application, you will not be able to save your incomplete application. Please plan accordingly.

Admission Checklist for Prospective Students:

We have put together a flow chart which we hope will help you understand the MPP Academy’s admissions process.

Age Requirements

U.S. and International students, ages 8-11, are invited to apply for admission. U.S. citizenship is not required, but an excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, is necessary.

International Students English Language Test: Evidence of English Language Proficiency

All applicants from countries in which the official language is not English are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency by taking a standardized test called the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website, or contact TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100.

This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.

If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic course work with grades of B or better in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from the recognized U.S. institution.

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Commitment to Academic Preparation for College

Your commitment to academic preparation for college, becoming a competitive applicant for college admission, and taking ownership of your future college and career goals are the most important factors in our process of selecting students for admission

Admissions Essay:

While your personal statement is only one of many factors we consider when making our admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.

Directions: All applicants must respond to the essay prompt using one the following submission options:

Essay Submission Options

Option 1 (Written Response). Write an essay in no more than 500 words (single spaced or double spaced, 12pt font) responding to the essay prompt below.

Option 2 (Video Response). Record a video presentation of yourself responding to the essay prompt below.

Essay Prompt:

Please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.


  • Put your full name, school name, grade level, and phone number in the header (top right-hand corner) of your admissions essay.
  • You may compose your essay in a Google Doc and share the link to your google doc with us. Check your google doc sharing settings to make sure it shows “Anyone on the internet with this link can view” before sending us a copy of the google doc link.
  • You may compose your admissions essay in Microsoft Word and upload to your online admissions application. If you are having difficulty uploading your essay, you can email your essay to

Teacher Recommendation:

We require one recommendation for each student applying for admission to understand their academic background. The recommender must be from an academic teacher.

Request Letter of Recommendation from Your Academic Teacher

On your behalf, the MPP Academy will send an email to your academic teacher asking to complete and submit the Online Recommendation Form to support your admissions application.

View Online Teacher Recommendation Form (for review purposes only)
“Online Teacher Recommendation Form“

Academic Report Card:

We require students to upload a copy of their most recent academic report card to their online admissions application.

Student & Parent Interview

Important Note: Interviews will be requested should our admissions team have further questions regarding your application.

During the interview session, we will ask questions about the student’s academic and career goals, why they decided to apply for admission, and their extra-curricular activities. In addition, we will ask parents questions to get a better insight on where their son or daughter is today as it relates to their college and career path. Please be prepared to do most of the talking! Additionally, prospective students along with their parents will have an opportunity to ask specific questions about the MPP Academy.