The undergraduate program is open to high achieving students who will be enrolled as a college freshman, sophomore, or junior in the upcoming Fall semester. We accept enrollment applications from students from all communities across the United States and globally who might not have considered a career as a medical physician or have already committed to pursuing a career in medicine. Students who enroll in the MPP Academy will continue to receive support services by the program during medical school and residency.
- To diversify the medical and health care profession and/or address health disparities by building a strong pipeline of future medical doctors that is more representative of the U.S. population.
- Increase the number of high achieving students who are academically and mentally prepared with the social-emotional skills to: 1) complete medical school and earn a doctorate degree in Medicine and 2) become licensed to practice medicine in a medical specialty that provides a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives.
- Improve the health care received by minority and disadvantaged populations by increasing the number of professionals from diverse backgrounds that are trained in medical and healthcare-related fields and return to serve them.
Short and Medium Term Goals:
To meet these ultimate goals, MPP established short and medium term goals.
- Deliver a comprehensive “medical school readiness curriculum”. The primary focus will be on providing students with the academic preparation to succeed in the “pre-med gateway courses” that students will be required to take in college in order to apply to medical school.
- View our curriculum for college students: Curriculum
- Expose students to a variety of career paths in the field of medicine and healthcare that they would not be exposed to on their own. The focus is to get students excited about the opportunity to pursue a career as a medical physician.
- Prepare students to present strong academic credentials to medical school admissions committees and provide in-person and virtual workshops and seminars focusing on premedical academic preparation, social-emotional skills, and navigating the medical school admissions and financial aid application process.
- Provide students with the “social-emotional skills, mental toughness, and resiliency training” to help them maintain their motivation and break through any barrier that they may face on their path to success.
- Instilling in them a belief in their ability to succeed in medical school and teaching them to seek out additional support when needed in their academic community.
- Exposing students to role models and “inspirational” individuals who have overcome great odds or broken through academic and non-academic barriers to succeed in their medical careers. To that end, we seek to enhance students’ sense of self-efficacy and confidence—the belief that they too can succeed.
- Improve student academic performance in Math & Science, and address students who are not meeting grade-level state standards. State Standards-aligned with benchmarks will be established and implemented. A comprehensive Response to Intervention (RtI) program will be initiated and subgroups will be addressed.
These short and medium term goals above align with the logic behind the program, which focuses on providing college readiness, academic preparation, social-emotional skills, and career exposure as the mechanisms needed to:
- Thrive in the required pre-med gateway courses that they will take in college
- Enhance the competitiveness of participants when they apply to medical school.
- Students will be able to successfully complete the college admissions process, obtain financial aid, and be accepted to attend a four-year university.
The intent of the program is to help students determine if a career in medicine aligns with their core values and interests or realize that the field of medicine is not a good fit for them. Either way, students will have gained valuable career exploration, planning and decision making skills to help them find a career path that provides a sense of purpose and meaning to their lives. Additionally, students will have gained social-emotional skills, experienced life on a college campus, and met high achieving students from around the U.S. and the world who may become lifelong friends.
Pre-Med Foundational Courses are (UC/CSU A-G) Approved for Academic Credit:
- Pre-Med foundational math, science, and english arts courses are UC/CSU A-G approved for academic credit and meet university admissions requirements. Review our high school program curriculum to learn more about the pre-med foundational courses offered for academic credit.
MPP has earned ACMSPP Accreditation:
MPP Academy is an accredited member of the Accreditation Council for K-12 Medical School Preparation Pipeline Programs (ACMSPP). The Accreditation Council is an independent physician-led, not-for-profit organization that sets and monitors the core competencies and educational standards essential in preparing future medical students to thrive in pre-medical undergraduate study, medical school and beyond.
When a medical school preparation pipeline program such as the MPP Academy holds ACMSPP accreditation, it means that ACMSPP recognizes that our program meets a set of designated standards and can be trusted to deliver quality “pre, pre-med”education and training to elementary and secondary students across the world.
ACMSPP is also the largest accrediting agency, accrediting medical school preparation pipeline programs throughout the United States, its territories, and internationally.
Intimate Cohort of U.S. and International Students:
Students interact with highly accomplished classmates from different communities across the globe that have similar professional ambitions.
Highly Engaging Learning Environment:
- Highly collaborative and engaging face-to-face online and on-campus learning environment.
- Accredited by ACMSPP
- Seeking Accreditation from ACA, Camps on Campus
Program Culmination: Poster Session:
Students will showcase their personal strategic action plan poster (education and career plan) and celebrate their NAPCA Summer Academy experience with their peers, NAPCA Staff, and family. The poster presentation will display each student’s written post secondary education and career goal along with specific action steps to achieve their future academic and career aspirations.
Student Safety & Supervision:
Student safety and supervision are our first priority at NAPCA. Campus security officers frequently patrol all campus facilities used by the program. Students are supervised by a NAPCA staff member throughout their entire day as they move from activity to activity in our small group format.