Med-Achieve Scholars


Med-Achieve is an after-school medical science enrichment program serving high school students in the Harlem and Middletown communities who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. 


The goals of Project Med-Achieve are to:

  • encourage high school students from the community to become physicians and health care providers
  • encourage future healthcare providers to work in the Harlem and Middletown communities or another primary healthcare 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. Each of our students is partnered with a medical student currently enrolled at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine who works alongside you throughout the program and helps guide you in your current and future academic and career goals.

We aim to give you an applied understanding of basic sciences in the field of medicine.  This is taught as a two-year program, which mirrors the curriculum of medical school. Our first-year program, called MedStart, focuses on the foundations of medicine - human anatomy, physiology and genetics.  Our second-year program, called MedExcel, focuses on how the body responds to stress, injury and disease. 

The curriculum of the Med-Achieve program consists of a module based delivery method that includes the following: Osteopathic Medicine, Cellular Biology, Anatomy, The Heart, Lungs, Diabetes and Obesity, Nutrition, Substance Abuse, Sexually Transmitted Infection, Immunology, Acid-Base Chemistry, Vital Signs, Laboratory Medicine, Imaging and Radiology, Genetics, Neuroanatomy, Cancer, Study Skills/Time Management, Scientific Research, College Majors/Medical School/Careers in Medicine.

For more information, please see below:

Harlem Campus:

Middletown Campus: