The Foundation's Summer Medical and Dental Education Program was designed to develop and implement a six-week academic enrichment program for undergraduate college students from minority groups, from rural areas, and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or dentistry.The purpose of this project is to increase minority student acceptance rates into medical schools. The minority students eligible to participate in this program are from those population groups that are underrepresented in American medicine: blacks, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans, and mainland Puerto Ricans. The grantee will enroll 180 students per year, in a special summer education program, which will include academic enrichment, a structured laboratory experience, MCAT preparation, and counseling.
Amount Awarded $599,581.00
Awarded on: 5/12/1988
Time frame: 6/1/1988 - 8/31/1991
Grant Number: 13544