Mentorship program: Open to undocumented students in the Los Angeles, CA area



Médicos, Enfermeros, y Dentistas Para El Pueblo (MEDPEP) is a medical preparation and education pipeline program designed to support economically and educationally disadvantaged Latino and underrepresented minority students.  This year-long program offers a welcome day, six Saturday workshops (three in the fall and three in the spring), one pre-health conference, two field trips, and peer mentorship.  The curriculum is designed to achieve specific outcomes in three domains:
  • Knowledge: health policy, health career options, financial literacy, transfer from college to a four-year university
  • Attitude: patient-centered care for behavioral, mental health, linguistic, and culturally competency; community service; resilience, self-direction and confidence
  • Skills: study skills, academic and personal planning, resourcefulness, networking, and leadership

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Be a high school (11th or 12th grade only), undergraduate (community college or a four year institution) or postbacc student interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.
  • Belong to an underrepresented group – first-generation college student, low-income, Latino, African American, undocumented etc.
  • Be interested in pursuing a career in medicine, nursing, dentistry, or allied health careers.
  • Be committed to issues affecting underserved communities

MEDPEP Program Requirements:

  • Attend all academic workshops, pre-health conference, and field trips (see dates below)
  • Consistent communication with Peer Mentor (including structured 1-on-1 meetings)
  • Attend a minimum of two pre-health conferences
  • Submit HOUSE forms each semester (provided by MEDPEP)
  • Complete 15 hours of community service per semester
  • Have at least one parent/guardian, spouse/partner, sibling or friend participate in one program activity per semester

The deadline to apply for this program is July 21, 2016

For more information, and to apply, please visit their official website: “MEDPEP Program

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