Medical Mentorship & Shadowing Program

Through learning modules and mentorship, the Medical Mentorship Shadowing Program (MMSP) provides participants with a deep understanding and preparedness of the activities and requirements needed to be a successful candidate for the M.D. program at the UCF College of Medicine and other medical institutions. The MMSP connects students who have a strong academic record and a passion for medicine with faculty members and community physicians for insightful discussion and experiences. We believe that mentor relationships, when paired with facilitated learning sessions, will help qualified students better prepare themselves according to medical school admissions requirements and inspire them to pursue a career in medicine or another health-related profession. 

Applications will open Spring 2024

Medical Enrichment for Diverse Students (MEDS)

Current COM medical students are working with ELEVATE Orlando to provide key resources and insight into the path towards medical school. The medical students will host virtual and in-person sessions with high school students to share firsthand knowledge about undergraduate education, the medical school admissions process, available resources, and medical education experiences. The sessions will feature guest speakers, including community physicians, mentorship opportunities with medical students and practicing physicians, hands-on medical education, and tours of various UCF College of Medicine facilities and learning spaces.

High School Students: Health Leaders Summer Academy

We are delighted to offer the Health Leaders Summer Academy (HLSA). This program is a hands-on, educational summer experience for high school students that have a strong passion for pursuing a career in medicine. The goal of the HLSA is to support students, particularly those from low-income high schools and communities, and those who will be the 1st generation in their family to go to college.  The program supports students to achieve their future educational goals in their areas of interest and connect with healthcare providers from a broad range of backgrounds and specialties. The program will present opportunities to learn about health-centered education tracks and programs at UCF, tour various university campuses and facilities, and engage in hands-on clinical activities designed to increase interest and awareness in the health professional workforce. 

2023 Health Leaders Summer Academy
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Summer Research Program

We provide 6 paid summer research positions to students enrolled in our Medical Mentorship and Shadowing Program.

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