The mission of the MSPP Program, now in its twelfth year, is to provide an educational pathway for underrepresented in medicine (URM) students from high schools in Nassau and Suffolk counties, as well as the five New York City boroughs, to enter health care professions.
The goals of the MSPP Program are: 1) to expose URM high school students to various careers in the healthcare professions, and 2) to make the students more competitive applicants for undergraduate and professional healthcare programs. The long-term goal of the program is to increase the number of URM students graduating from professional healthcare schools and providing care for patients in underserved communities.
To accomplish these goals, the MSPP has established relationships with healthcare professionals, science education instructors, high school guidance counselors, and college admissions specialists to help engage students in a variety of programmatic activities. Key components of the three-year program is the academic preparation for college and professional healthcare programs along with interactions with healthcare professionals to learn about different career paths.
Since the program’s inception in 2009, 100% of the program graduates have enrolled in colleges and universities. Several of these colleges and universities include Hofstra, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Hunter, Brooklyn College, M.I.T., Vanderbilt, Howard and Stony Brook.
Additionally, 28 program graduates have enrolled in professional healthcare programs including 19 students who enrolled in medical schools. This number includes 12 students enrolled in the Sophie Davis Program for Biomedical Education at The CUNY Medical School, 4 students enrolled in the Zucker School of Medicine, 1 student enrolled in The Morehouse School of Medicine, 1 student enrolled in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and 1 student enrolled in the Manila Central University College of Medicine in Caloocan, Philippines.
The success of this program is due in large part to the support of donors like you - we thank you for your consideration and hope you will join us in making this program possible.