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UPENN_Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Minority Students


Category: Summer
Location: Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Deadline: Mid January



Underrepresented minority students who have completed two years of undergraduate education by the start of the program.


The Center of Excellence for Diversity in Health Education and Research of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under-represented Minority Students. Below is the link to the 2014 application.   Please forward the website address belowand attached brochure to those students who you believe are strong candidates for participation. 

The application with all required documents must be received by 5:00 P.M., January 31, 2014.  In addition to the completed application, applicants must also submit two recommendations (by Email to Tyeshia Kelly) from faculty members or administrators at their undergraduate institution, on official letterhead.  Letters should comment on the student’s academic performance and potential to apply and be accepted to medical school.  The applicant must also mail a current official transcript to:

Center of Excellence

University of Pennsylvania

Perelman School of Medicine

Att: Tyeshia Kelly

Suite 234

3508 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104 -3357


  All materials must reach the Center of Excellence by the January 31 2014 deadline date.


If the student is selected, they will participate in an intensive 10-week training program (mid May to July 2014),  which will include bio-medical research, clinical experiences, classroom instruction, Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparation conducted by the Kaplan Educational Centers, and other activities designed to assist students in gaining entry into medical school.  Students are paid a stipend of $3,500 and are provided housing and two meals per day (Monday thru Friday) for the ten-week period at no cost to the student.  This is a great opportunity for those students who are serious about becoming a physician 

If you have any questions regarding the University of Pennsylvania’s Summer Pre-Med Enrichment Program for Under –Represented Minority Students or the application process, please contact Tyeshia Kelly, Summer Program Coordinator, at (215) 898-3492 or  as soon as possible.  Your assistance in helping us attract talented under-represented minority students is greatly appreciated.

This program is made possible through funds provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions.

Jerry C. Johnson
Professor of Medicine
Project Director, Center of Excellence


Thank you,

Tyeshia Kelly

Summer Program Coordinator

Center of Excellence

Perelman School of Medicine


University of Pennsylvania

3508 Market Street, Suite 234

Philadelphia, PA  19104

(215) 898-3492