Summer Programs : Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program

Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program

The Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program (MSHCMP) provides students from underrepresented backgrounds with an opportunity to develop skills that will increase their competitiveness for admission to schools of medicine. Designed to be a mini first-semester medical school experience, this is a full-time, seven-week residential program that runs from Monday, June 8 – Friday, July 24, 2020. This program is for qualified students who intend to apply to medical school.

Program Benefits:

  • Classroom instruction provided in select courses from the medical school curriculum
  • Participation in supplemental workshops to help prepare students to apply to medical school
  • Clinical shadowing opportunities
  • Portfolio review and mock medical school interview
  • Travel, housing, meals, local transportation and books will be provided
  • No cost for accepted students to attend

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Underrepresented minority in medicine which include: African American, Latino-Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander AND/OR students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (such as first generation, single parent or low income household)
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • College sophomore, junior, senior, master’s student, or recent college or master’s graduate (within the last two years)
  • Completed at least two years of undergraduate science or premed coursework (must have taken Organic Chemistry)
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Proof of health insurance required upon acceptance

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Decision Notification: March 13, 2020
  • Program Dates: June 8, 2020 – July 24, 2020

Application Requirements

  • Personal Statement (minimum of 400 words)
    • Explain why you wish to participate in the Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program and highlight your personal and professional goals, and any personal attributes that would be deemed desirable for a career in healthcare and/or medicine.
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Copy of government issued photo ID or university student ID card

Additional Documents

IMPORTANT: Letters of recommendation should be submitted on official letterhead and at least one letter must come from a science teacher. The Dean of Students Recommendation Form must be completed by your Dean of Students or a similar official. All letters of recommendation and the Dean of Students Recommendation Form must be emailed directly to the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at