Health Careers Pathways Program

The Health Careers Pathways Program (HCPP) is designed to prepare college students for careers in the health professions through six-week summer experiences at the KU Medical Center (KUMC) campus, including:

  • Health Science Enrichment Institute I - Provides instruction on diagnostic testing, develops reading and communication, offers instruction in mathematics, biology, anatomy, and English for incoming freshmen.
  • Health Science Enrichment Institute II - Teaches critical thinking, organic chemistry, and physics to college freshmen and sophomores.
  • Pre-Admissions Program - Prepares college juniors and seniors to take the MCAT course. Students attend a reading/writing laboratory, receive assistance in preparing the standard application for medical school, participate in mock medical school interviews and take part in clinical rotations.

HCPP experiences also offer writing, study and time management skill development to help you succeed.

Websites:

Health Sciences Enrichment Institute

Pre-admissions Program

Contact person:

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Health Science Enrichment Institute I & II:
    • Acceptance to or current enrollment asa  freshman in an institution of higher education
    • 2.75+ cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale at the college level OR 3.0+ cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale at the high school level
    • Completion of:
      • At least one science course, one math course, and one English course or its equivalent at the college level, OR
      • At least two science courses, two math courses at the high school level
    • Come from a disadvantaged background AND/OR be a member of an underrepresented or underserved population in the health field
  • Pre-Admissions Program:
    • Current enrollment as a junior or senior in an institution of higher education
    • 3.0+ cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale at the college level
    • Completion of Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Biology
    • Come from a disadvantaged background AND/OR be a member of an underrepresented or underserved population in the health field

Why this program?

  • Health Science Enrichment Institute I & II:
    • Non-credit preparatory education in the areas of biology, anatomy, microbiology, introduction to research, and introduction to medicine
    • Time and interpersonal management workshops
    • Sessions with underrepresented medical students and practicing health professionals
    • Clinical skills training
  • Pre-Admissions Program:
    • MCAT Preparation
    • Test-taking strategies
    • Medical school admissions presentation
    • Personal statement workshop
    • Time management and study skills
    • Interpersonal management
    • Clinical skills training

Application window:

*** Application dates for the 2019-2020 school year will be posted soon, with a dealine around the end of March ***


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