NERA MedPrep HCOP Academy
To provide a safe educational environment for all of our college pipeline programs, NERA will follow current CDC and Institutional guidelines for the Summer 2022 sessions; requiring that students participating in the program follow social distancing, wear a mask, and be vaccinated against COVID-19 (proof of vaccination will be required). These rules will be amended as new guidelines or regulations become effective. Please note that residential programs will have additional requirements.
The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep HCOP Academy is a partnership between Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center.
The program uniquely builds on the collective expertise of four outstanding institutions to expand health careers preparation for minority and disadvantaged students from junior high school through medical school with the goal of increasing competitiveness for medical school. Ultimately, we expect that our scholars will have the humanism, professionalism, and interpersonal skills required of a future physician caring for a diverse population.
Funded by the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Grant no. D18HP10627 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.
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