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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 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 Institute for Pre-College Education at The City College of New York to recruit and support URM students in their higher education goals and pursuit of health careers. The program serves high school students who are rising juniors, rising seniors, and rising college freshmen.

Since the program's inception, 194 students have enrolled in the three-year program and 100 students have completed the three-year program. Just as importantly, 18 former MSPP students have enrolled in professional healthcare programs. The 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 and mentoring opportunities with healthcare professionals at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and Northwell Health. 


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