Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

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

Medical Physician
Preparation Academy

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Presents...

'SO YOU WANT TO BE A
MEDICAL DOCTOR?'

VIRTUAL ‍STUDENT CONFERENCE

A Free Medical Physician Career Exploration Event
Open to all Students & Families

THE WORLD'S LARGEST ONLINE

MEDICAL PHYSICIAN - CAREER EXPLORATION MONTHLY EVENT

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A FREE MEDICAL PHYSICIAN CAREER EXPLORATION EVENT

The ‘So You Want to be a Medical Doctor?’ Virtual Student Conference is a free, international early outreach medical physician pipeline program offered monthly throughout the year (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer) via Zoom. The program is facilitated by medical school students, practicing medical physicians and scientists, and medical school faculty and leaders. Participants are not required to attend each month and registrants will be able to indicate which conference dates they would like to attend.

Event Purpose:

The initiative was established to support the goal of the MPP Academy: To attract thousands of students across the globe, from diverse backgrounds, to increase their interest in pursuing a career as a medical doctor.

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

Eligibility:

The program targets elementary (4th – 6th) and secondary students (7th -12th), from all communities across the United States and globally, who might not have considered a career as a medical physician or are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or healthcare.

Program Structure:

During the school year, the virtual student conference will be delivered from September – May as a school-wide event to elementary and secondary schools and their students across the globe.

During the summer, the virtual student conference will be delivered in June, July, and August directly to students, families, and summer camps across the globe.

Hear From Our Director of "Pre,Pre-Med" Education

Conference Activities & Schedule

The conference is comprised of the following activities:

The order of the activities scheduled during the student conference is subject to change.

Physician Led
Clinical Simulation Experience

9:00am - 9:45am

Students will be exposed to the techniques of doctors and other medical professionals during our physician led clinical simulation. Each month, throughout the year, we will focus on a different clinical simulation. This simulation will be divided into two cohorts: elementary (4th – 6th grade) and secondary (7th-12th grade).

Here is a list of some of the clinical simulations offered to students:

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Assessment of Vital Signs
01
Identification of Lung Sounds
08
Cranial Nerve Assessment Including Pupillary Light Reflex
03
Acute Severe Asthma
10
Diabetes and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
07
Severe Allergic Reaction to Antibiotic
12
Seizure and Hypoglycemia
11
Heart Failure
14
Heart Attack
13
Visualization of Ear Anatomy
16
Wound Cleaning and Laceration Repair
15
Identification of Lung Sounds

Pre-College Anatomy & Physiology Seminar

10:00am - 10:50am

Students will participate in an engaging pre-college anatomy and physiology seminar taught by physicians and university professors from top medical schools. This seminar will introduce students to the 12 systems of the body where they will learn interesting ways the human body works. Each semester (Fall, Spring, & Summer), we will focus on a different system of the body. Moreover, students will explore different types of doctors, the branch of medical practice they focus on and how these specialities are connected to the systems of the human body.

This seminar will be divided into two cohorts: elementary (4th-6th grade) and secondary (7th-12th grade).

Medical School Panel Discussion | Q&A Session: Preparing for Pre-Medical University Coursework & Medical School

11:00am - 11:55am

Participants will hear firsthand from medical school students, practicing medical physicians and scientists, and medical school faculty and leaders about their personal journey to medicine and why they chose to pursue a career in medicine. Participants will learn how they can begin preparing now as an elementary and secondary student for future pre-med university coursework and medical school.

This panel discussion will be divided into two cohorts: elementary (4th-6th grade) and secondary (7th-12th grade).

CONFERENCE DETAILS

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy
Eligibility:

The event is open to 4th – 12th grade students and families.

Dates & Time:

Upcoming Dates & Time

Summer 2022: For All Students, Families, & Summer Camps

Event tickets will be distributed directly to the students, families, & summer camps that register for the student conference on a first come, first serve basis.

Sat July 16, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Sat July 30, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Sat Aug 6, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Sat Aug 13, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Fall 2022: School-Wide Event Only

Event tickets will be distributed directly to the schools that register and are selected to participate in the student conference.

Tues Sept 27, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Wed Oct 19, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Thurs Nov 17, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Fri Dec 9, 2022
9:00am-11:55am PST

Breaks will be provided to students: 9:45am-10am PST | 10:50am – 11:00am PST

Where: Virtual Zoom Video Conference

Important Information for Students, Parents, & Summer Camps

  • Zoom login details will be provided via email to students, families, & summer camps that register to attend our student conference(s) scheduled in summer 2022.

Important Information for School-Wide Events Only

  • Login details will be provided via email to registered schools.
  • Students will not be allowed to log into the Zoom conference directly with their personal or assigned school laptop or iPad.
  • Only Teachers, Counselors, and other school staff will be permitted to log into the Zoom conference.
  • We suggest that teachers, counselors, and school staff keep students in their assigned classroom during the conference, which could be a students first, second or third period class, homeroom, or advisory class period.
Cost:
  • Fees are waived for all schools, students, families, & summer camps.
Information Sessions:

Need additional information? Interested in meeting our team?

Attend a live virtual information session to connect with a member of our team.

ATTEND A LIVE VIRTUAL INFO SESSION

Monday-Friday:

  • 9:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm

Saturdays:

  • 10:00 am

All times are in Pacific Standard Time.

Attend a Recorded Virtual Information Session

If you don’t have time to attend a live virtual information session, you can watch a recorded information session now or whenever you are available.

Conference Registration:
  • Seats are limited, register today!
  • There is no cost to register or attend this event.

Summer 2022: For Students, Families & Summer Camps

Students, parents, and summer camps register
directly for the conference using the
registration button below.

Fall 2022: For School-Wide Events

School leaders and teachers register your school or classroom for the conference using the registration button below.

Virtual StudentConference Flyer & Brochure

Learn more about the unique offering and components of the virtual student conference. Please feel free to forward a copy of our flyer and brochure to students and families that you think would be interested in our program.

Contact Us:

By Phone

To connect with our team, we are available Monday – Friday to speak with you via phone “by appointment only” at the following times:

  • 6:00am-5:00pm PST

Phone: (800) 799 – 4640 ext. 830

Email: studentconference@mppacademy.org

FACULTY & STAFF

Carefully-vetted Academy faculty and staff are recruited from top universities and medical schools.

Our selective hiring practices yield the most highly qualified, passionate instructors from top universities.

Thorough background checks

We take safety seriously. All faculty and staff members undergo extensive background and reference checks, and program faculty and staff are CPR & First-Aid Certified.

Staff Training

We train our faculty and staff to ensure they are prepared to educate and inspire students, and keep students safe.

 
FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Rasa Tiano, DO, MS

Co-Director/Professor of Clinical Experience

drtiano@mppacademy.org

Dr. Obinna I. Ndubuizu, M.D., Ph.D.

Co-Director/Professor of Clinical Experience

drobinna@mppacademy.org

Dr. Misa Dominguez

Instructor

drmisa@mppacademy.org

 
STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Aaron W. Smith

Executive Director

Dr. India Blackburn

Co-Executive Director

Amanda Vasquez

HR/Community Outreach Coordinator

Ashlea Lee

Community Outreach Coordinator

STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION