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Medical Scholars Pipeline Program

Medical Scholars Pipeline Program

The Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP) at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell was created in 2010 to provide an educational pathway for underrepresented in medicine (URM) students from the five boroughs of New York City and Nassau County, New York to enter the healthcare professions. In 2018, the program was expanded to include URM students from Suffolk County, New York. The MSPP works collaboratively with the Gateway to Higher Education Program at City College to recruit and support URM students in their higher education goals and pursuit of health careers. This program serves high school students who are rising juniors, rising seniors, as well as rising college freshmen.

This program is designed to provide exposure to the numerous career paths available in the healthcare industry while enhancing the skills that will set up students for success. These skills include college preparation workshops, leadership activities, public speaking sessions and mentoring opportunities with healthcare professionals at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Northwell Health. Since the program's inception, 214 students have enrolled and 112 students have completed the three-year program. Twenty-five former MSPP students are now matriculating in professional healthcare programs, including 14 students matriculating in medical schools, 4 of whom who are matriculating here at the Zucker School of Medicine.


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