Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program
Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) exposes Philadelphia-area
high school students to science-related activities while introducing them to careers
in the health professions at PCOM. Students receive exposure to healthcare fields
and mentorship from current medical and graduate students to combat minority stigma
in the science and medical fields. Students are exposed to medical clinics, workshops,
team building exercises and academic support activities to learn about higher education.
Participants in this program get hands-on experience while enhancing their leadership
and communication skills.
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 to choose a career in the health professions through early exposure.
Scholars engage in clinical experiences through project based learning. Students partake
in hands-on learning experiences around science topics as well as activities that
enhance 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
The Future Healthcare Scholars Program is designed for Atlanta-area 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 a professional degree and serve their communities.
Health Career Collaborative Program
Offered by PCOM South Georgia, the Health Career Collaborative program (HCC) is designed
for high school students beginning in 10th grade who have an interest in healthcare
professions. Students enter the program as a cohort until their high school graduation.
Participants engage in interactive learning experiences, workshops, campus visits,
college readiness preparation and mentorship opportunities. The HCC program educates
students from low-income and/or underrepresented minority communities on osteopathic medicine and other healthcare opportunities.
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
professions. The goal of the program is to introduce students to osteopathic medicine
and encourage underserved youth to explore careers in health care. This program also
promotes leadership in the South Georgia region and improves college and career readiness.
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.