Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

A Division of the NAPCA Foundation

Empowering students with the tools and mindsets to define their life’s purpose/career path, break through their barriers, and take ownership of their future college and career aspirations.

MPP Academy Goal 2035

Our big goal is to increase the diversity among doctors who are underrepresented in the physician workforce from the current rate of 11% to 20% by 2035. We are committed to building a pipeline of future medical students, as early as 4th grade, that is more representative of the U.S. population.

Help Build A Pipeline of Diverse Doctors to the Physician Workforce

We need your support to ensure that students from diverse communities, including students traditionally underrepresented in medicine and those with limited financial resources, have the knowledge, resources and mindsets needed to break through barriers that exist on the path of becoming a medical physician.

Sign the Petition to Increase Funding For
Medical School - Early Outreach Preparation Programs

Medical School Early Outreach Preparation Programs Need Your Support as Congress Slashes Grant Funding by 96 million and Calls for Complete Elimination of Program Funding.

Less than 1% of youth in America, who have aspirations to become a medical doctor, have access to early outreach medical school preparation programs that will nurture their interest in medicine and provide the knowledge, resources and mindsets needed to navigate the path to medical school.

Join us to call upon [President Biden and the White House Administration] to help increase funding for the Medical School Early Outreach Grant Program (MSEOG).

Grant funding will support medical school pipeline programs across the nation that are designed to expand access to medical school education for a diverse group of talented youths, as early as the 4th grade, including students traditionally underrepresented in medicine, and those that come from families with limited financial resources.

DIVERSITY FACTS

Students Enrolled in Medical School (2020-2021):

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.019%
  • Asian: 21.2%
  • Black or African American: 7.56%
  • Latino: 6.7%
  • Pacific Islander or Hawaiian Native: 0.08%
  • White: 43%

Demographics of the Physician Workforce:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.03%
  • Asian: 17.1%
  • Black or African American: 5%
  • Latino: 5.8%
  • Pacific Islander or Hawaiian Native: 0.01%
  • White: 56.2%

Source: Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) click here

Why Should We Increase Funding For Early Outreach - Medical School Preparation Programs?

  • To provide students underrepresented in medicine with the skills needed to become competitive applicants for medical school.
  • Students from diverse communities across the nation will be prepared with the academic, mental, and social-emotional skills to complete the pre-medical pathway, and to enter and thrive in medical school and beyond. 
  • To help students overcome the barriers that exist on the path to becoming a medical physician. These include: 
    • Financial cost of medical school education
    • Lack of academic preparation and advising support
    • Admissions requirements 
    • Stereotype threat 
    • Imposter syndrome
    • Limited exposure to careers in medicine
    • Lack of mentors concordant with a student’s race/ethnicity

Sign the Petition to Increase Funding For
Medical School - Early Outreach Preparation Programs