Tour for Diversity in Medicine

Programs, Conferences and Opportunities

AAMC Enrichment Programs Database – A Comprehensive List

AAMC Minority Student Medical Career Awareness Workshops and Recruitment Fair – offered twice a year

ADEA PreDental Virtual Fair – a FREE, live, ONLINE event where prospective students can visit multiple dental school booths—without travel or registration fees.

ADEA GoDental Workshop and Recruitment Fair, offers students interested in dentistry the chance to meet dental school admissions officers from over 40 dental schools and attend interactive presentations that will help them be successful applicants. This dynamic, interactive event is geared toward high school, community college and four-year college students from diverse backgrounds, as well as prehealth advisors and parents.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) – a FREE (full tuition, housing, and meals) six-week summer academic enrichment program that offers freshman and sophomore college students intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation.

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine/A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Pre-Med Conference – This Pre-SOMA Conference provides aspiring pre-medical students with excellent opportunities to engage with the Deans of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine at A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-SOMA in Mesa, AZ) and the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (AZCOM in Glendale, AZ), basic science, clinical faculty of the medical schools, and many admission officers from many of the nation’s Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

Cannon Summer Scholars of Carolinas HealthCare System – for rising Juniors

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Project/College Bound Prep – for high school and community college students

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

Columbia University’s Comprehensive List

Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program (Health P.A.S.S.) – Explore medical, physician assistant or physical therapy school

Gateways to the Laboratory Program at Weill Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering in New York City – for underrepresented and disadvantaged students

Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) – a unique partnership between all nine medical schools in Texas and sixty-five public and private four-year undergraduate institutions

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine’s Summer Enrichment Program – a five week program that seeks to educate students about health disparities and the importance of promoting equity in healthcare.

Medical College of Wisconsin’s Diversity Summer Health-related Research Education Program (DSHREP) – a 10 week summer fellowship sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHLBI), an agency of National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s International Exchange Program for Minority Students

Mt. San Antonio College’s Annual Health Professions Conference

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) – Mentoring to Diversify the Biomedical Workforce – NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships, and more broadly the research workforce. The goal of the National Research Mentoring Network is to enhance the diversity of the NIH-funded research workforce.

Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Program – a partnership between New Jersey Medical School, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center. Selected students complete a three phase summer program. During the first phase, students take science enrichment courses and attend seminars on applying to medical school, financial aid, and other topics in medicine. During the second phase, students have clinical rotations and a free MCAT Prep course. During the third and final phase, students conduct research and produce a final paper.

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)

Stanford University’s SUMMA Pre-Health Conference

Student Mentorship Program for Hispanic Health Research (sMPH2R)

The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers.  SPHSP is a partnership of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing and the Mailman School of Public Health. Together they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP grant funding was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Minority Health & Health Equity.

TAMHSC-Baylor College of Dentistry Summer Predental Enrichment Program (SPEP)

Texas State University’s List of Undergraduate Experiences

Touro University California School of Medicine’s Osteopathic Pre-Medical Student Conference

UCLA’s Premedical/Predental Enrichment Program (PREP) – a seven week summer academic enrichment program that targets students from disadvantaged/underrepresented backgrounds

UCLA’s ReApplication Post baccalaureate Program (RAP) – a post baccalaureate program that is designed to assist students who meet all the following criteria:  are California residents,  from disadvantaged and or/underserved backgrounds, committed to practicing in underserved communities in California, and who applied but were unsuccessful in gaining admissions to any U.S. medical school.

UCLA’s Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC): a five-year combined Medical Degree/Masters training Program responds to an increasing demand for physician-leaders who are culturally sensitive and linguistically competent to address the specific needs of California’s Latinos.

University of Arizona’s FRONTERA Border Health Scholars – a 10-week research internship for undergraduate, graduate and medical students with an increased understanding of public health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.

University Detroit-Mercy’s Dental Summer Enrichment Program (DSEP)

University of Massachusett Medical School’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine’s Pre-Health Summer Enrichment Program – for rising sophomores

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine’s Pre-medical Conference

University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College Access Program – for first generation college students

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