Hey Y’all! I received an email about this program and I figured I’ld share with my younger readers. You don’t have to be a Penn undergraduate, so if you meet the eligibility criteria, I encourage you to apply! I personally did not do the program, but it definitely seems like a GREAT opportunity. Check out the details below.
Also, if you would like me to post other opportunities like this, do let me know!
The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under-represented Minority Students (for undergraduate students).
The application with all required documents must be received by 5:00 P.M., January 31, 2015. In addition to the completed application, applicants must also submit two recommendations from faculty members or administrators at their undergraduate institution, on official letterhead. Letters should comment on the student’s academic performance and potential to apply and be accepted to medical school.
If the student is selected, they will participate in an intensive 10-week training program (end of May to July 2015), which will include bio-medical research, clinical experiences, classroom instruction, Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparation conducted by the Kaplan Educational Centers, and other activities designed to assist students in gaining entry into medical school. Students are paid a stipend of $3,500 (minus tax) and are provided housing and two meals per day (Monday thru Friday) for the ten-week period at no cost to the student. This is a great opportunity for students who are serious about becoming a physician.
This program is made possible through funds provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce.