Columbia Pre-Med Program for H.S. Students
We are currently recruiting high school students from the New York City area for the 2014- 2015 academic year session of the State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) at the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
S-PREP is a rigorous academic year program designed for students who are who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related health professions. Students must be a New York resident who are minority (e.g., Black, Hispanic, Native American, or Alaskan Native) or economically disadvantaged (see economic eligibility guidelines) enrolled in high school grades 9 – 12.
The long range objective of the program is to increase the number of minority physicians and health care professionals. The program offers a schedule of basic and medical science courses. The courses may include, but are not limited to the following: Anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, calculus, chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, organic chemistry, physics, physiology, and pre-calculus. In addition, the program offers a SAT preparation course provided by Kaplan.
Classes start in October of the academic year and are held on Saturdays, in morning and afternoon sessions. Medical, dental, and graduate students serve as course preceptors. In addition to the rigorous academic schedule, the program offers mandatory college preparation and career development workshops, college counseling services, field trips and college tours.
The application deadline is Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Applications received after this date will only be considered after those submitted on time. Students who are seriously interested in S-PREP are encouraged to submit all application materials by the indicated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please click here for the 2014-2015 SPREP application. The application is also attached to this e-mail.
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