Medical Scholars Pipeline Program
The Medical Scholars Pipeline Program was created at the inception of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine as part of the school's core mission to create and support a diverse and inclusive learning community. The Pipeline Program shows the school's strong belief that the future physicians of this country need to reflect the growing diversity of our surrounding community and our country at large. At Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine we believe that diversity in health care will help to address the many health disparities witnessed in underserved and minority communities.
The Medical Scholars Program was designed to increase diversity of the healthcare workforce by exposing interested students from underprivileged backgrounds to various healthcare professions by leading them through a rigorous five-week academic course. The five-year Medical Scholars Program begins with rising high school juniors and continues until they reach their junior year in college. The program’s goal is to turn the students into competitive future applicants to medical schools and other health-related fields including dentistry, nursing and medical technology. Students are also introduced to the clinical, social and political issues facing the health care industry. Learning sessions are delivered on topics ranging from the ethics of medical research to the politics of health-care reform. In addition students take part in exercises to develop leadership and team-building skills, SAT prep, and CPR training, which gives them vital life-saving skills that are required for any individual entering a health-related field.
Students are selected for this fully-funded program through an application process that includes recommendations from educators at their high schools. Grants have been generously provided by philanthropic sources, including Capital One Bank, the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education and Uniondale High School. For more information about the program call 516-463-7550.
More about the Pipeline Program
- 2012: Sixty-Two Local High School Students Complete Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine's 2012 Medical Scholars Pipeline Program
- 2011: Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program Prepares Teens for Health Care Careers