Zucker School of Medicine

Medical Scholars Pipeline Program

Discover our Medical Scholars Pipeline Program – a gateway for high school students into the world of medicine. Explore enriching summer programs at Zucker School of Medicine.

The mission of the Medical Scholars Pipeline Program (MSPP) at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is to provide an educational pathway for high school 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 students from Suffolk County, New York. The MSPP works collaboratively with the Gateway to Higher Education Program at City College to recruit and support 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. The MSPP Program is in its fifteenth year of existence.

The MSPP 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 in 2010, 237 students have enrolled and 120 students have completed the three-year program. Thirty-four former MSPP students are now matriculating in professional healthcare programs, including 20 students matriculating in medical schools, 4 of whom who are matriculating here at the Zucker School of Medicine. Additionally, 3 MSPP students graduated from professional healthcare programs and are now working in the healthcare field.