Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Prospective Students


Are you interested in a career in medicine or other healthcare career? We are always interested in meeting students who are passionate about math, science and medicine! The Office of Diversity and Community Partnership offers a number of programs to assist you.

Information About Preparation and Admission

We provide information about careers in medicine and advice about how to prepare. We visit schools in the metropolitan area to provide information to science and math teachers and counselors. We also host special events at the medical school and in the community to inform students and parents about careers in medicine.

Preparation for Careers in Medicine

Getting ready for a career in healthcare takes time and careful planning and preparation. The Office of Diversity and Community partnership offers two programs to help you reach your goals.

Saturday Academy

Saturday Academy is an enrichment program designed to strengthen the science, math and test-taking skills of middle school and high school students. The program is offered on Saturdays between April and October.

Summer Scholars

The Summer Scholars Program is a four-week, non-residential educational/preparatory experience that introduces selected high school juniors and seniors to a myriad of opportunities in the health care field. The program is designed to identify talented minority and economically disadvantaged high school juniors and seniors and to encourage them toward careers in medicine and other health science careers. The program is held during the months of June and July.

Need More Information?

If you know of a student who is interested in medicine but is in need of information about how to prepare, we would like to hear from you! Also, should you have questions or need more information about participating in one of our programs, arranging a visit to your school or organization or applying to medical school, contact the Office of Admissions at or 816-235-1870.