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.

Academy Policies

Attendance

NAPCA students are required to attend and participate fully in all classes, workshops, and program activities.

Maintaining the Learning Environment

Certain behaviors disrupt class, such as a student arriving late, a phone ringing, inappropriate use of electronic devices, and students leaving the room in the middle of class. Professors have the authority to decide policies for their classroom regarding behaviors that may disrupt the learning environment. All NAPCA students are expected to respect the learning environment and the instructor’s efforts to maintain it. Repeat offenders will be reported to a disciplinary committee and may be withdrawn from the NAPCA program at the discretion of the instructor and/or NAPCA administration.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the use of someone else’s ideas, words, projects, artwork, phrasing, sentence structure, or other work without properly acknowledging the ownership (source) of the property (item). Plagiarism is dishonest because it misrepresents the work of someone else as one’s own. It is intellectual theft as it robs someone else of credit for his / her work. Plagiarism is not tolerated and can cause a student failure or dismissal from a course and/or module should plagiarism be evidenced.

Cell Phone Use Policy

Students are permitted to bring their cell phones to NAPCA. However, all cell phones need to be turned off during class sessions.

Participation

Students are expected to participate orally in courses, and in online forums and discussions, in a critical and evaluative manner; to approach the professor and fellow students with respect and tolerance; and to actively engage in debate, while avoiding derogatory or inflammatory comments on the cultures or attitudes of others in the class.

Participation Rubric

Use of Camera Policy

No photos should be taken of another student, shared, or uploaded to any type of social media site (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) unless you receive permission and approval.

Student Health Insurance Policy

All students must have personal health insurance. Students are required to carry their Health Insurance card with them at all times. Students who do not submit proof of personal health insurance to the Office of Students Accounts prior to the start of their program session will not be able to participate in the program. Students who need assistance with getting health coverage for the duration of their program session are encouraged to contact our Student Support Team at support@napcaonline.org.

Transportation Arrangements

Students must arrange for their own transportation to and from NAPCA.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds.

Bereavement

With the exception of extreme cases such as a death in the family that prevents the student from starting the program, the student may transfer to the next available program session or give their paid seat to another student. There are no refunds.
If a death in the family occurs while the student is currently enrolled in the program, the student may transfer to the next available program session. Documentation must be provided. There are no refunds.

Illness

Students suffering from an illness that prevents the student from attending the program may transfer to the next available program session. Documentation must be provided by a licensed physician. There are no refunds.

Program Session Canceled by NAPCA

Programs at NAPCA have not been canceled since we opened our doors in 2009. We have been very fortunate. In the event that a NAPCA program session needs to be canceled, the decision will be based on causes beyond NAPCA’s reasonable control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, acts of war or terrorism, fire, insurrection, laws, proclamations, ordinances or regulations, strikes, lock-outs or other serious labor disputes, riots, contamination or disease affecting the use of program facilities, earthquakes, floods, explosions or other acts of nature. For these reasons, students will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit. However, the total amount of the non-refundable deposit paid can be transferred to the next available program session.

Withdrawals and Cancellations

Cancellations and Withdrawals from the program are not subject to a refund for any reason.

Driving Policies for Commuting Students

Students must travel to and from all academic and recreational field trips via NAPCA transportation. Students do not have the option to be dropped off at or picked up from any field trip location unless the student is accompanied by their parent or guardian. Any student interested in hiring a vehicle, i.e., Uber or LYFT, or renting their own vehicle, NAPCA will not be held responsible for any matters that arise from hiring a transportation service or renting your own car.

Grading Criteria

Each student will receive a complete syllabus and rubric to understand what each student is expected to complete during classes at NAPCA. Students need to obtain at least a B grade or higher, equivalent to 80% out of 100%, in order to pass the class offered at NAPCA.

Certificates

Upon successful completion of the Program and all classes, each student will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from NAPCA.

Class Preparation, Participation, and Attendance

Preparation for and participation in class are vital parts of the development of your abilities to manage day­-to-­day situations; to identify, analyze, and solve problems; to communicate ideas; to use basic concepts and tools, and to develop an overall managerial point of view. We expect you to develop your knowledge and skills to the point where you can participate freely, confidently, and positively in class discussions about the form, use, and applicability of all taught topics.

Your professor or instructor expects you to come to class prepared at all times and to participate with meaningful contributions on a voluntary basis. If there is any reason why you feel you cannot make contributions during class discussions it is your responsibility to bring this to the attention of your professor and get assistance.

Printing Options

Residential students are welcome to bring their own printer to NAPCA. Please check with the NAPCA office to find out if the NAPCA program and location you have enrolled in offers a student center that allows students to print any needed assignments, presentations, etc.

Course Material

Any needed course materials will be provided by the professor(s) or instructor(s) in each class.

Course Assessments and Evaluations

The following are the assessment instruments with their corresponding weights:

Grading Scale