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 Undergraduate Program Academic Year Program

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"Pre, Pre-Med" Academic Year Program

(Hybrid: Online/On-Campus)
  • During the school year, MPP students attend live online classes face-to-face with faculty and other program students via Zoom, for 2-3 hours per week, typically on the weekend, for 35 weeks. In addition, students meet in-person on a university campus, every other month on Saturdays. Students will not meet during holidays.
  • Additionally, MPP participants take pre-med foundational courses and a variety of medical school readiness workshops. To learn more about program activities or courses students will take during the program, please visit our Program Curriculum page.

ENROLL NOW: We are accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a college freshman, sophomore, or junior in the upcoming Fall semester.

Deadline to Apply: We accept applications until all seats are full.

Priority Deadline:

Fall Cohort: August 1

Spring Cohort: Jan 6

Attend a Virtual Information Session: Register to Attend Info Session

Pre, Pre-Med Student Conference

(Online via Zoom)

The ‘So You Want to be a Medical Doctor?’ Virtual Student Conference is a free, international early outreach medical physician pipeline program offered to schools throughout the year via Zoom. MPP Academy students will attend exclusive student conference dates in the Fall, Spring and Summer. Participation in the student conference provides students with the opportunity to network with other students across the United States and globally. The program is facilitated by medical school students, practicing medical physicians and scientists, and medical school faculty and leaders.

The initiative was established to support the goal of the MPP Academy: To attract and build a diverse pipeline of future medical doctors, as early as 4th grade, to the physician workforce.

The conference is comprised of three activities:

  • Clinical Simulation Experience
  • Pre-College Human Anatomy & Physiology Seminar
  • Medical School Panel Discussion, Q&A Session: Preparing for Pre-Medical University Coursework & Medical School

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