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

Welcome to MPP Academy at San Francisco State University

MPP Academy

Get ready to attend MPP at the San Francisco State University.

Note: MPP Academy is a non-profit educational institution that has been approved to deliver its programs,
seminars, or events at SFSU, however, MPP is not affiliated with or operated by SFSU.

MPP Programs held at San Francisco State University

MPP Academy: Year-Round Early Outreach Pre-Med and Medical School Readiness Programs

MPP ProgramsAcademic Year
Programs (Online/On-Campus)
Program Dates
Summer Intensive
Programs (On-Campus)
Program Dates
Tuition & FeesAdmissions
Apply Now
Elementary ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Contact our main office.Click Here Click Here
Middle School ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Summer 2024 dates
will be announced on or
before Jan 31, 2024.
Click Here Click Here
High School ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Summer 2024 dates
will be announced on or
before Jan 31, 2024.
Click HereClick Here
Undergraduate ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Contact our main office.Click Here Click Here

IMPORTANT: There is ONE online application to apply for admission to both programs: Future Physician Pathways Academic Year Program and Summer Intensive Program.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy elementary school students

MPP Elementary School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 4th or 5th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

MPP Middle School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students
Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP High School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

MPP Undergraduate Program

Accepting applications from undergraduate students starting January 1, 2024.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

Pre-arrival and departure information and the program schedule will be emailed to all admitted students prior to the program, conference, or event start date.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Pre-arrival and departure information and the program schedule will be emailed to all admitted students prior to the program, conference, or event start date.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

ADMISSIONS

MPP Elementary School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 4th or 5th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

MPP Middle School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

MPP High School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

MPP Undergraduate Program

Accepting applications from undergraduate students starting January 1, 2024.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

Tuition Assistance Application

  • There is no application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration.
  • Tuition assistance awards are made on a rolling basis and will be distributed until all funds have been exhausted.
  • Limited aid is available and an application is not a guarantee of tuition assistance.
The MPP Academy Tuition Assistance Program provides partial and full-tuition scholarships to families that demonstrate a financial need. Please review our MPP Full-Tuition Scholarship Guidelines if your family is awarded a MPP Full-Tuition Scholarship.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

WATCH OUR MPP TUITION ASSISTANCE VIDEO

All families are eligible for tuition assistance, regardless of your family income.

What is the cost to attend the MPP Academy?

If your family’s annual household income is less than $75,000, you’ll pay nothing toward the cost of tuition.

Families who earn more than $75,000 may still qualify for tuition assistance.

Guiding principles

  • A lack of financial resources or need for tuition assistance are not impediments to your admission.
  • MPP Academy families with an annual household income of up to $75,000 will be expected to contribute nothing to the cost of their child’s tuition for MPP’s academic year program and summer intensive program.
  • Our aid is entirely need-based, and eligibility is determined in the same manner for all admitted students regardless of nationality or citizenship.
  • We meet your demonstrated financial need, based on information that we receive in your tuition assistance application from your family each year.

Make your MPP Academy experience possible through our Tuition Assistance Program

The NAPCA Foundation understands that family circumstances may not enable all qualified students to attend a program without tuition assistance. Therefore, through the generosity of donors, tuition assistance, to the extent possible, will be made available to assist as many admitted students as possible.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. The tuition assistance committee takes into consideration extenuating circumstances such as recent job loss, illness, and injury. Limited aid is available and an application is not a guarantee of tuition assistance. Tuition assistance awards are made on a rolling basis and will be distributed until all funds have been exhausted.

Students will be notified of their Tuition Assistance Award at the time they receive their admission decision letter via email.

Don’t wait until you’re accepted to MPP to apply for tuition assistance.

Questions?

Register to attend Family & Educators Info Session at

Tuition Assistance Application & Requirements

Household Information

PROOF OF INCOME FROM PARENTS/GUARDIANS

  • Providing Proof of Income from both of the student’s parents including step-parent(s) living in the same household with the student, if applicable, is required unless you have a special circumstance.
  • If your family has a special circumstance that prevents both of the student’s parents from providing proof of income, you will need to describe your special circumstance in the application as it will help our tuition assistance committee better understand your situation.

PARENTS WHO ARE NOT LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD

  • Parents who are not living in the same household can submit their proof of income separately.
  • If your family chooses to submit proof of income separately, each parent will need to complete and submit the tuition assistance application for their child independently.

Proof of Income: All families must submit a copy of their most recent federal income tax return to be considered for tuition assistance.

What happens next?

  • All of the information you submit in your tuition assistance application will help MPP determine the total amount of scholarship funds you may be awarded.
  • You will be notified of your tuition assistance award offer in your “Admission Decision Letter” via email.

Fundraising

Students and parents have reported that online fundraising was one of the best ways to secure the additional funds needed to cover their cost to attend the MPP Academy. Our students and parents wrote a compelling letter to ask for donations from family and friends. Additionally, parents that maintained a Facebook page, placed the donation letter on their Facebook page to spread the word to family and friends. Many of our students have used gofundme.com or other fundraising platforms to raise funds.

Online fundraising has proven to work for our students and parents. In several cases, students have been able to raise funds covering the full cost of their program and travel expenses.

To start raising funds online now, go to: Gofundme.com

MPP academy gofundme

It takes about 15 minutes to set up your personal online fundraising website.

If you need help setting up your online fundraising website, our student support team can help you develop your own personal fundraising web page.

Welcome to MPP Academy Student Portal

Note: This page is for newly admitted and current students/families. If you are having technical issues with your student portal account or need assistance with logging in, please contact the MPP Academy Main Office at mainoffice@mppacademy.org.

MPP Academy Online Payment Center

MPP Academy
General Payment

MPP Academy
Summer Intensive Program Tuition & Fees

MPP Academy
Academic Year Program
Tuition & Fees

REFUND POLICY

  • There are no refunds.

Bereavement:

With the exception of extreme cases such as a death in the family that prevents the student from starting the program, the student may transfer to the next available program session or give their paid seat to another student. There are no refunds.

If a death in the family occurs while the student is currently enrolled in the program, the student may transfer to the next available program session. Documentation must be provided. There are no refunds.

Illness:

Students suffering from an illness that prevents the student from attending the program may transfer to the next available program session. Documentation must be provided by a licensed physician. There are no refunds.

Program Session Cancelled by MPP:

Programs at MPP have not been canceled since we opened our doors in 2009. We have been very fortunate. In the event that a MPP program session needs to be cancelled, the decision will be based on causes beyond MPP ‘s reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of war or terrorism, fire, insurrection, laws, proclamations, ordinances or regulations, strikes, lock-outs or other serious labor disputes, riots, contamination or disease affecting the use of program facilities, earthquakes, floods, explosions or other acts of nature. For these reasons, students will receive a Full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. However, the total amount of the non-refundable deposit paid can be transferred to the next available program session.

Here is how you can get involved. From the options below, choose one or more ways in which you would like to support the MPP Academy.

If you are a medical physician, medical resident, pre-medical student, parent, educator, or professional we need your support to develop the next generations of highly qualified medical providers! 

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Mentor

I would like to serve as a mentor to one or more pre-med students.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Sponsor

I would like to sponsor one or more students attending the MPP Academy with a scholarship to support their cost of attendance.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Faculty Member

I would like to become a member of the MPP Academy faculty.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Support

I would like to volunteer to support the MPP Academy in some capacity, such as leading a career simulation…

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Advisory

I would like to serve on the MPP Academy Advisory Board to help shape the future of the program as well as…

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Donate

The stakes have never been higher and we need your support now, more than ever before.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Volunteer

We match the interest and experience of our volunteers with our program needs and priorities.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Join Our Team

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join us in the meaningful work we do every day.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Share Your Story with Aspiring Medical Professionals

Inspire others by sharing your unique path to the field of medicine…

Learn More

We are so grateful that you and/or your organization would like to get involved with the MPP Academy. Please give us a few minutes of your time to complete our online “Get Involved Interest Form” to help us learn who you are and how you would like to get involved with the MPP Academy. Thank you!

A NAPCA staff member will contact you via email to discuss this opportunity with you. We appreciate your support!

Fill out my online form.

Invest in Our Scholars

Gifts of all sizes tell our students and their families that they have an extensive community of individuals and organizations who believe in them, want to help them succeed, and demonstrate that our students are a worthwhile investment. With your investment, you are supporting the next generation of medical doctors who will make a positive difference in their communities and in the world.

You can make your gift:

Online – the easiest and quickest way to invest in our students and programs.

Check – payable to NAPCA Foundation

Please mail to:
NAPCA Foundation
2600 W Olive Ave., Suite 500
Burbank, CA 91505

Wire Transfer or Gifts of Stock

Contact: Dr. Aaron Smith
Phone: 800-799-4640 ext. 801
Email: drsmith@napcafoundation.org

Corporate Partnerships

PARTNER WITH US TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION OF MEDICAL DOCTORS.

Our corporate partners support our students by providing valuable operating revenue through grants, in-kind donations, sponsorships, tuition scholarships, and event participation.

Corporate partners also serve as a resource through various volunteer opportunities (i.e. networking nights, speaker series, tours and visits). We will work with you to develop an annual or multi-year partnership that aligns with your corporate philanthropy mission and goals.

MPP Programs held at San Francisco State University

MPP Academy: Year-Round Early Outreach Pre-Med and Medical School Readiness Programs

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MPP ProgramsAcademic Year
Programs (Online/On-Campus)
Program Dates
Summer Intensive
Programs (On-Campus)
Program Dates
Tuition & FeesAdmissions
Apply Now
Elementary ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Contact our main office.Click Here Click Here
Middle School ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Summer 2024 dates
will be announced on or
before Jan 31, 2024.
Click Here Click Here
High School ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Summer 2024 dates
will be announced on or
before Jan 31, 2024.
Click HereClick Here
Undergraduate ProgramFor All MPP Academic
Year Programs:

Fall Cohort:
Fall semester classes typically
start in Mid/Late September and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Winter Cohort:
Winter classes typically
start in Mid January and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Spring Cohort:
Spring classes typically
start in Mid April and
run for 10-12 weeks.
Contact our main office.Click Here Click Here

IMPORTANT: There is ONE online application to apply for admission to both programs: Future Physician Pathways Academic Year Program and Summer Intensive Program.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy elementary school students

MPP Elementary School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 4th or 5th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP Middle School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP High School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP Undergraduate Program

Accepting applications from undergraduate students starting January 1, 2024.

Pre-arrival and departure information and the program schedule will be emailed to all admitted students prior to the program, conference, or event start date.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Pre-arrival and departure information and the program schedule will be emailed to all admitted students prior to the program, conference, or event start date.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

ADMISSIONS

MPP Elementary School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 4th or 5th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

MPP Middle School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 6th, 7th, or 8th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

MPP High School Program

Accepting applications from high achieving students who will be enrolled as a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade student in the upcoming Fall semester.

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy high school students

MPP Undergraduate Program

Accepting applications from undergraduate students starting January 1, 2024.

Tuition Assistance Application

  • There is no application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply early for priority consideration.
  • Tuition assistance awards are made on a rolling basis and will be distributed until all funds have been exhausted.
  • Limited aid is available and an application is not a guarantee of tuition assistance.
The MPP Academy Tuition Assistance Program provides partial and full-tuition scholarships to families that demonstrate a financial need. Please review our MPP Full-Tuition Scholarship Guidelines if your family is awarded a MPP Full-Tuition Scholarship.

TUITION ASSISTANCE

WATCH OUR MPP TUITION ASSISTANCE VIDEO

All families are eligible for tuition assistance, regardless of your family income.

What is the cost to attend the MPP Academy?

If your family’s annual household income is less than $75,000, you’ll pay nothing toward the cost of tuition.

Families who earn more than $75,000 may still qualify for tuition assistance.

Guiding principles

  • A lack of financial resources or need for tuition assistance are not impediments to your admission.
  • MPP Academy families with an annual household income of up to $75,000 will be expected to contribute nothing to the cost of their child’s tuition for MPP’s academic year program and summer intensive program.
  • Our aid is entirely need-based, and eligibility is determined in the same manner for all admitted students regardless of nationality or citizenship.
  • We meet your demonstrated financial need, based on information that we receive in your tuition assistance application from your family each year.

Make your MPP Academy experience possible through our Tuition Assistance Program

The NAPCA Foundation understands that family circumstances may not enable all qualified students to attend a program without tuition assistance. Therefore, through the generosity of donors, tuition assistance, to the extent possible, will be made available to assist as many admitted students as possible.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need. The tuition assistance committee takes into consideration extenuating circumstances such as recent job loss, illness, and injury. Limited aid is available and an application is not a guarantee of tuition assistance. Tuition assistance awards are made on a rolling basis and will be distributed until all funds have been exhausted.

Students will be notified of their Tuition Assistance Award at the time they receive their admission decision letter via email.

Don’t wait until you’re accepted to MPP to apply for tuition assistance.

Questions?

Register to attend Family & Educators Info Session at

Tuition Assistance Application & Requirements

Household Information

PROOF OF INCOME FROM PARENTS/GUARDIANS

  • Providing Proof of Income from both of the student’s parents including step-parent(s) living in the same household with the student, if applicable, is required unless you have a special circumstance.
  • If your family has a special circumstance that prevents both of the student’s parents from providing proof of income, you will need to describe your special circumstance in the application as it will help our tuition assistance committee better understand your situation.

PARENTS WHO ARE NOT LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD

  • Parents who are not living in the same household can submit their proof of income separately.
  • If your family chooses to submit proof of income separately, each parent will need to complete and submit the tuition assistance application for their child independently.

Proof of Income: All families must submit a copy of their most recent federal income tax return to be considered for tuition assistance.

What happens next?

  • All of the information you submit in your tuition assistance application will help MPP determine the total amount of scholarship funds you may be awarded.
  • You will be notified of your tuition assistance award offer in your “Admission Decision Letter” via email.

Fundraising

Students and parents have reported that online fundraising was one of the best ways to secure the additional funds needed to cover their cost to attend the MPP Academy. Our students and parents wrote a compelling letter to ask for donations from family and friends. Additionally, parents that maintained a Facebook page, placed the donation letter on their Facebook page to spread the word to family and friends. Many of our students have used gofundme.com or other fundraising platforms to raise funds.

Online fundraising has proven to work for our students and parents. In several cases, students have been able to raise funds covering the full cost of their program and travel expenses.

To start raising funds online now, go to: Gofundme.com

MPP academy gofundme

It takes about 15 minutes to set up your personal online fundraising website.

If you need help setting up your online fundraising website, our student support team can help you develop your own personal fundraising web page.

Welcome to MPP Academy Student Portal

Note: This page is for newly admitted and current students/families. If you are having technical issues with your student portal account or need assistance with logging in, please contact the MPP Academy Main Office at mainoffice@mppacademy.org.

MPP Academy Online Payment Center

MPP Academy
General Payment

MPP Academy
Summer Intensive Program Tuition & Fees

MPP Academy
Academic Year Program
Tuition & Fees

REFUND POLICY

  • There are no refunds.

Bereavement:

With the exception of extreme cases such as a death in the family that prevents the student from starting the program, the student may transfer to the next available program session or give their paid seat to another student. There are no refunds.

If a death in the family occurs while the student is currently enrolled in the program, the student may transfer to the next available program session. Documentation must be provided. There are no refunds.

Illness:

Students suffering from an illness that prevents the student from attending the program may transfer to the next available program session. Documentation must be provided by a licensed physician. There are no refunds.

Program Session Cancelled by MPP:

Programs at MPP have not been canceled since we opened our doors in 2009. We have been very fortunate. In the event that a MPP program session needs to be cancelled, the decision will be based on causes beyond MPP ‘s reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of war or terrorism, fire, insurrection, laws, proclamations, ordinances or regulations, strikes, lock-outs or other serious labor disputes, riots, contamination or disease affecting the use of program facilities, earthquakes, floods, explosions or other acts of nature. For these reasons, students will receive a Full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. However, the total amount of the non-refundable deposit paid can be transferred to the next available program session.

Here is how you can get involved. From the options below, choose one or more ways in which you would like to support the MPP Academy.

If you are a medical physician, medical resident, pre-medical student, parent, educator, or professional we need your support to develop the next generations of highly qualified medical providers! 

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Mentor

I would like to serve as a mentor to one or more pre-med students.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Sponsor

I would like to sponsor one or more students attending the MPP Academy with a scholarship to support their cost of attendance.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Faculty Member

I would like to become a member of the MPP Academy faculty.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Support

I would like to volunteer to support the MPP Academy in some capacity, such as leading a career simulation…

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Advisory

I would like to serve on the MPP Academy Advisory Board to help shape the future of the program as well as…

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Donate

The stakes have never been higher and we need your support now, more than ever before.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Volunteer

We match the interest and experience of our volunteers with our program needs and priorities.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Join Our Team

We are looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join us in the meaningful work we do every day.

Learn More

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Share Your Story with Aspiring Medical Professionals

Inspire others by sharing your unique path to the field of medicine…

Learn More

We are so grateful that you and/or your organization would like to get involved with the MPP Academy. Please give us a few minutes of your time to complete our online “Get Involved Interest Form” to help us learn who you are and how you would like to get involved with the MPP Academy. Thank you!

A NAPCA staff member will contact you via email to discuss this opportunity with you. We appreciate your support!

Fill out my online form.

Invest in Our Scholars

Gifts of all sizes tell our students and their families that they have an extensive community of individuals and organizations who believe in them, want to help them succeed, and demonstrate that our students are a worthwhile investment. With your investment, you are supporting the next generation of medical doctors who will make a positive difference in their communities and in the world.

You can make your gift:

Online – the easiest and quickest way to invest in our students and programs.

Check – payable to NAPCA Foundation

Please mail to:
NAPCA Foundation
2600 W Olive Ave., Suite 500
Burbank, CA 91505

Wire Transfer or Gifts of Stock

Contact: Dr. Aaron Smith
Phone: 800-799-4640 ext. 801
Email: drsmith@napcafoundation.org

Corporate Partnerships

PARTNER WITH US TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION OF MEDICAL DOCTORS.

Our corporate partners support our students by providing valuable operating revenue through grants, in-kind donations, sponsorships, tuition scholarships, and event participation.

Corporate partners also serve as a resource through various volunteer opportunities (i.e. networking nights, speaker series, tours and visits). We will work with you to develop an annual or multi-year partnership that aligns with your corporate philanthropy mission and goals.

STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION