Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

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

MPP Middle School Program Admissions

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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.

Admission Checklist for Prospective Students:

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

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Grade Requirement

We are accepting applications for admission from high achieving U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled as a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student. 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.


Teacher Recommendation

To better understand your academic background, we require one recommendation per student to be completed by an academic teacher. School counselors and administrators can also complete the teacher recommendation form for students.

Click the link below to provide some important details about your recommender to the MPP Office of Admissions. After you submit your recommender’s information, the MPP Office of Admissions will immediately send an email to your recommender 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.