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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

e student will be participating in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. These challenging programs are designed to give the older students an opportunity to further develop key skills and competencies important to success as applicants to and in medical school.

Pipeline students are introduced to the clinical, social and political issues facing the healthcare industry. Topics of learning sessions include the ethics of medical research, health-care reform, medical imaging, sickle cell anemia, heart disease, pediatrics, diabetes, obstetrics, stress reduction, health literacy and cultural competency.

The first-year students take part in exercises to develop leadership and team-building skills, SAT prep and CPR training. Second-year students learn the basics of how to conduct scientific research and they also attend several learning sessions in the medical school’s Structure Lab. Third-year students participate in the mini medical school and complete a clinical rotation at Franklin Hospital, an affiliate of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, while second-year students conduct research projects, mentored by faculty members of the medical school.

The participants rotate through programs held at the school and at various health system properties, including its Center for Learning and Innovation, Patient Safety Institute, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Students are selected for this fully funded program through an application process that includes interviews and recommendations from educators at their high schools. Grants are generously provided by philanthropic sources, including the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education, Uniondale High School and United Health Care.

The Medical Scholars Pipeline Program is a four-year program that begins with rising high school juniors and continues until they reach the
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