Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program
Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) exposes Philadelphia-area
young people to science-related activities while introducing them to careers in the
health professions at PCOM. This program stimulates academic and scientific interest
in high school students from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
Students receive exposure to healthcare fields, mentorship from current medical and
graduate students, confidence in promoting positive community change as well as confidence
to combat minority stigma in the science and medical fields.
Students are exposed to various medical clinics and workshops. They engage in facilitated
workshops, team building exercises and academic support activities. They also gain
knowledge on academic preparation and learn pertinent information about higher education.
Participants in this program get hands-on experience while enhancing their leadership
and communication skills.
The goals for the program are to promote higher education, create leaders, inspire
future health professionals, improve verbal and written communication skills and build
confidence in young scholars.
PCOM Middle School Science Enrichment Program
PCOM's Middle School Science Enrichment Program (PMSEP) is offered to middle school
students from Philadelphia and the surrounding area. This program is designed to influence
young people in the Philadelphia region to choose a career in the health professions
through early exposure.
Scholars are intellectually engaged in clinical experiences through project based
learning. This program allows students to expand their learning of science by exposing
them to various subjects in a medical school curriculum. Participants receive hands-on
experiences, whilst enhancing their leadership and communication skills. Each participant
is mentored by a medical student and is supervised by a PCOM faculty/staff member.
Future Healthcare Scholars Program
Offered by PCOM Georgia, the Future Healthcare Scholars Program is designed for students
in 9th and 10th grade who have an interest in healthcare professions. The program
builds on their curiosity through interactive learning experiences, workshops, campus
visits, college readiness preparation and mentorship opportunities that will encourage
students to pursue a career in healthcare.
The program educates students from area communities on osteopathic medicine and other
healthcare opportunities. It fosters the mission of PCOM in hopes that these students
will pursue their professional degree and serve their communities.
Health Careers Collaborative Program
Offered by PCOM South Georgia, the Health Careers Collaborative program (HCC) is designed
for high school students beginning in 10th grade who have an interest in healthcare
professions. Students will come into the program as a cohort until their high school
graduation. The HCC students will build on their curiosity through interactive learning
experiences, workshops, campus visits, college readiness preparation and mentorship
opportunities that will encourage students to pursue a career in healthcare.
The program allows PCOM South Georgia the opportunity to educate students from low-income
and/or underrepresented minority communities on osteopathic medicine and other healthcare opportunities. It fosters the mission of PCOM in hopes that
these students will pursue their professional degree and serve their communities.
Students Progressing in Academics for Readiness and Knowledge (SPARK)
Twice a year, PCOM South Georgia opens its doors to area high schools giving them
the opportunity to meet students, participate in workshops and learn about healthcare
The goal of the program is to introduce students to osteopathic medicine and foster
confidence in students of underserved communities to choose a career in healthcare.
This program promotes leadership in South Georgia and improves college and career
By providing hands on experience to students, PCOM South Georgia hopes to inspire
change and action in the medically underserved communities as well as the communities
surrounding our campus. PCOM South Georgia hopes to provide a SPARK to help ignite
participant’s flame of knowledge!