CUNY School of Medicine Pipeline Initiatives
The CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program offers two pipeline programs, a one year program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (HPREP) and a two year program for rising high school juniors (HPMP).
The CUNY School of Medicine/ Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program is offering an exciting 2-year Health Professions Mentorship Program for rising high school juniors thinking about a career in the health field. Careers like medicine, nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy, public health, and research are possible with a college degree in basic or biomedical sciences, social sciences, or specialized health sciences.
Health Professionals Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)
HPREP has been recognized as a national effort to encourage underrepresented minority students to consider a career in the fields of science and medicine. Founded at Weill Cornell Medical College in the late ’80s, HPREP now exists at universities throughout the country, including at the CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program.
As a participant in the CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program HPREP, students are introduced to various healthcare professions through guest speakers and other activities. The sessions are held on campus at the City College of New York. The program will be virtual for 2020-21.
Typically, HPREP students will be able to engage in activities such as:
- Visits to the Gross Anatomy Lab, a unique experience for students to learn about Anatomy by examining cadavers
- Clinical skills training such as blood pressure measurement and problem-based learning (PBL) workshops
- Medical lectures provided by Sophie Davis /CSOM students, faculty and staff members
- Networking with the Sophie Davis/CUNY School of Medicine community and gaining knowledge about the admissions process
Here, students are enriched by the presentations in medicine as they interact with physicians and current medical school students. The goal is to prepare each student with the necessary knowledge, insight, and experience that will support their decision-making regarding their future career. We strongly encourage participants to consider a career in the fields of science, medicine, and/or traditional research.
Sophie Davis Health Professions Mentorship Program (HPMP)
Are you a rising high school junior? Are you interested in pursuing a career in the health field? If so, the Health Professions Mentorship Program (HPMP) offered by the CUNY School of Medicine/Sophie Davis Biomedical Education Program, is an opportunity you should not miss!
The Health Professions Mentorship Program is for rising high school juniors thinking about a career in the health field. Careers like medicine, nursing, physician assistant, occupational therapy, public health, and research are possible with a college degree in basic or biomedical sciences, social sciences, or specialized health sciences.
The Health Professions Mentorship Program requires a two year commitment and includes two four week summer sessions following your sophomore and junior years of high school and monthly Saturday sessions. Students will conduct a community based project in which they will take part in recognizing challenges, and developing solutions to health care problems in New York City. Students observe and discuss the social and economic determinants of health and disease and explore how different health care professionals address these issues to improve the health of communities.
Mentorship sessions include presentations, group seminars, and problem-solving experiences led by CUNY School of Medicine faculty and students. Topics include current health challenges as well as an overview of the specific career paths designed to address them. During the Fall, Winter, and Spring seminars, medical students mentor and help high school students build the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful college student.
If you have any questions about the CUNY School of Medicine Pipeline Intitiatives please contact us using the information below.