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Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical Scholars Pipeline Program Serves Up a Summer of Enriching Experiences to 61 High School Students
Date:7/23/2013

Hempstead, NY (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

A “mini medical school” is just one of the innovative and exciting offerings this year at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine’s Medical Scholars Pipeline Program.

Sixty one students are enrolled in the educational and motivational program for academically talented and economically disadvantaged high school students. Now in its fourth year, the Pipeline Program’s ultimate goal is to increase diversity of the healthcare workforce by exposing young scholars to various healthcare professions and give them a competitive edge.

The “mini medical school” element will be facilitated by two second-year medical students now attending the School of Medicine. The class will be based on the cornerstone of the school’s innovative curriculum, Patient Explorations in Active Learning Reason and Synthesis (PEARLS) that uses problem- and case-based learning scenarios driven by the students’ own inquisitive minds.

“The Medical Scholars Pipeline Program gives students a safe and supportive environment in which to learn, explore and grow,” said Dean Lawrence G. Smith, MD. “Our goal is to inspire them to believe in their own strengths and intelligence, because with that, they can achieve anything.”

This year’s Pipeline students come from Benjamin Cardozo, Queens Gateway, Francis Lewis and Excelsior Preparatory high schools in Queens and from Uniondale, Westbury and Hempstead high schools in Nassau County.

For the first time since the program’s inception, seven fourth-year Pipeline students will be participating in the North Eastern Regional Alliance (NERA) summer Med Prep Program and one fourth-year Pipelin
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