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.

Welcome Parents to NAPCA’s MPP Family!

We are excited to have you join NAPCA’s MPP community. We've gathered
helpful resources and suggestions for our first-year parents and families.

The mission of the MPP Academy Parents Program is dedicated to helping parents become active members of the NAPCA community. We encourage parents to help in our work by furthering the mission of the NAPCA Foundation and our MPP Academy —as volunteers and donors—to support and enhance the student experience.

CONNECT with the MPP Academy community and other NAPCA parents. Stay informed on all things MPP – student life, academics, and much more!

SERVE as a parent ambassador. Host special events, regional gatherings, and mentor new parents.

SUPPORT the MPP Academy and the NAPCA Foundation. Help further the mission of NAPCA by contributing to the MPP Academy Fund. Gifts to the MPP Academy Fund provide resources to areas of highest priority, such as scholarships and financial assistance to families in need.

PACKING SUGGESTIONS

Many NAPCA students that decide to live on campus during the program, come to campus with the essentials (listed below). If students forget to bring something or run out of personal hygiene items, the university has a campus store that has health and grooming supplies, computer and school supplies, and many other products that you can find at stores such as Target. In the event that there is something that your student cannot find an item needed on campus, our program staff will do our best to pick up the item(s) needed for your child.

Here are some packing suggestions:

Wardrobe & Linen

  • Bed sheets (twin extra-long)
  • Pillow/Pillowcase
  • Mattress pad
  • Bedspread or Comforter
  • Blanket
  • Towel Set
  • Bathrobe/Pajamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Clothes & Hangers don’t forget some clothes for special occasions
  • (Dresses/Suits/etc.)
    Laundry bag or basket
    Clothes for inclement weather & umbrella (Yes, it does sometimes rain)

Miscellaneous

  • Pictures of family and friends
  • Sunglasses
  • Hats
  • Small refrigerator (not to exceed 5.8 cubic feet)*
  • Small microwave*

Personal Hygiene & Grooming Supplies

  • Blow dryer
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Laundry detergent
  • Iron
  • Personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.)
  • Shower caddy (for shower)
  • Shower shoes (flip flops)
  • Prescribed or Over the Counter Medications

Academic & Desk Supplies

  • Flash Drive
  • Laptop Computer
  • Phone and computer chargers
  • Earphones
  • Surge protectors and extension cords
  • Lamp
  • Scissors, stapler, etc.
  • Notebooks / Paper
  • Pens / Pencils
  • Folders
  • Tape
* Check with the MPP Academy Office as some campuses may not allow refrigerators or microwaves.

Parent Resources

BURSAR’S OFFICE

The Bursar’s Office is responsible for servicing program tuition/fees payments, student accounts, and refunds. The bursar’s office is also responsible for areas including accounts payable, invoicing and receipt of all payments, and the tuition refund insurance plan contracted with A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. (https://www.tuitionrefundplan.com/).

The Tuition Refund Insurance plan is optional insurance that students may purchase for a small fee during fall, spring, and summer terms. It provides a refund of tuition and fees to a student who must withdraw from all classes due to an illness or accidental injury. Tuition Refund Insurance protects the significant financial investment a student makes in tuition at NAPCA.

STUDENT SAFETY & SUPERVISION SERVICES

Student safety and supervision are our first priority at NAPCA. Campus security officers and designated NAPCA staff frequently patrol all campus facilities used by the program. Students are supervised by NAPCA staff throughout their entire day as they move from activity to activity in our small group format.

For those students that live on campus, nightly room checks are conducted to ensure all students are safe and secure, and designated staff perform scheduled walkthroughs of the residence halls while students are resting in their dorm rooms from 11:00pm to 7:00am. During site visits, all students must stay with their assigned group and staff member as well as cooperate with site-specific security measures. Our staff of highly experienced educators are trained in safety and emergency procedures. Staff members are carefully screened and undergo background checks.

Comprehensive communication plans are put in place prior to the start of programs. Staff members remain in constant contact with each other and with the on-site office. Emergency communication plans are also in place, allowing us to communicate directly with parents in the event of an emergency. An emergency response network is in place to provide assistance during regular program hours, after hours, and on weekends.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Career Development Center is committed to assisting our students with career exploration and planning, including undergraduate, graduate and professional school advising and job search strategies for full-time employment, internships and related opportunities.

COUNSELING CENTER

The mission of the NAPCA Counseling Center is to promote the mental health of NAPCA students in order to improve the quality of their lives and aid them in achieving academic success.

STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

The Office of Student Affairs fosters the academic and personal growth of students through counseling and support for student activities. It also serves as the liaison between students, faculty, and parents.

CAMPUS HOUSING & DINING OFFICE

The Campus Housing and Dining Office provides convenient, attractive housing and dining on and off campus for enrolled NAPCA students.

NAPCA ONLINE STORE

The online store provides you with NAPCA and MPP Academy gear to wear during the program and anytime outside of the program.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES

The Office of International Services (OIS) provides advising services and support for international students and families.

HEALTH CENTER

The Student Health Center serves the basic health needs of enrolled NAPCA students.

Contact Information:

Parent Recommendation Corner

Thank you to all the current parents who submitted useful tips, recommendations, and general advice for the incoming class of parents. If you have any additional recommendations or feedback to help strengthen the program, please submit them using the form below.

Fill out my online form.