Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

We are an early outreach pre-med and medical school readiness program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

MPP Academy

Medical Physician Preparation Academy

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We are accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student in Fall 2022.

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Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy Juliana Smith

Juliana Smith

I participated in NAPCA as a high school student in 2012 at the University of Southern California. I’m currently a 1st-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). I think the most powerful thing I gained from the program was the confidence to pursue a career in medicine. I cannot thank the program enough for that!

Additionally, I loved it so much that I wanted to get involved as a staff member. In the summer of 2015-16, I coordinated all student activities outside of the classroom on the campus of Harvard University. I am so grateful for this experience as it helped to build my leadership skills.

I highly recommend that you consider attending NAPCA’s MPP program and taking advantage of everything the program has to offer. If you had the opportunity to talk to a future medical school student, what would you tell him/her?

If your current circumstances don’t match your dreams, meaning you don’t have the grades, finances, knowledge, experience, etc. to pursue it, don’t let that discourage you. You need help on your journey. There are several people who have had obstacles similar to yours and have accomplished exactly what you want to do. You have to find these people and come up with a game plan. Programs like NAPCA’s Medical Physician Preparation Program can provide the support and guidance that you need.

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