MedAchieve Information Session - Harlem

September 22, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
09/22/16 3:00 PM 09/22/16 4:00 PM MedAchieve Information Session - Harlem Room 238 MedAchieve Information Session - Harlem
TouroCOM - Harlem
Room 238

MedAchieve is an after-school medical science enrichment program serving high school students in the Harlem community who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine or health care.

The Goals of Project MedAchieve are to:

• Encourage high school students from the Harlem community to become physicians and health care providers

• Encourage future healthcare providers to work in Harlem or another primary health care shortage area within the United States

• Foster curiosity in medical science and encourage students to pursue science majors in college

• Strengthen scientific principles and practices that complement the education provided by each student’s high school science curriculum

• Provide a basic hands-on laboratory experience with an introduction to laboratory safety practices and protocol

• Introduce students to Osteopathic Medicine

• Promote healthy living and provide students with an understanding of pertinent topics in healthcare which are prevalent in their community

Throughout each program year, students receive medically focused lectures and interactive laboratory sessions that mirrors the curriculum of medical school. Each of our students is partnered with a medical student currently enrolled at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine who works alongside them throughout the program and helps guide them in their current and future academic and career goals.

Med-Achieve is taught as a two-year program and meets on Thursday from 5pm – 7pm. MedStart is the first-year program, which focuses on the foundation of medicine – human anatomy, physiology and genetics. MedExcel is the second-year program, which focuses on how the body responds to stress, injury and disease.

To qualify for the program the student must have previously completed 1 year of biology and they need to be able to provide their own transportation to the meetings. The program also provides the opportunity for students to receive an automatic interview at TouroCOM as long as they complete the entire two-year program with 70% attendance, complete their end of the year projects, and they must graduate college with at least a 3.0 gpa.