Programs for High School & Undergraduate Students

6th Annual ODMA Conference

A free opportunity for all parents/guardians as well as students in middle, high school, and college student to attend. Conference topics include: high school & college admissions, financial aid, financial literacy, internships, student support resources, academic/career development, and various panels. Please RSVP here and sign up for important updates.

Biostatistics Epidemiology Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST)

BEST works to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Students representing racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic, and career planning. Learn more about BEST here.

CURE High School Program

The Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center CURE summer program encourages high school and undergraduate students to pursue careers in cancer research and provides mentorship. CURE aims to strengthen the pool of underrepresented minorities, economically disadvantaged groups, and first-generation college students entering into cancer-related research fields. 

NERA MedPrep Academy Program

A summer enrichment program for youth wanting to attend medical school. More information available here.

Program to Inspire Minority Undergraduates in Environmental Health Science Research (PrIMER)

A research program for full-time, undergraduate underrepresented minority, and underserved students from the New York City area who are typically underrepresented in STEM fields. Participants gain valuable research experience in environmental health sciences.

State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP)

A free high school and college preparatory program for 7th - 12th grade students, who are interested in a career in medicine or related STEM professions. The long-range objective is to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students prepared to enter college, and improve their participation rate in healthcare and STEM. Summer Program offerings include: academic enrichment in math & science, PSAT prep, academic/career counseling, career development, college preparatory workshops, college tours & field trips.

The deadline for the application is May 1,2020 and is now available.

State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) Admissions Webinar

Join us Tuesday, April 21 from 5-6 pm for an admissions webinar to learn more about SPREP- a free high school and college preparatory program for 7th - 12th grade students, who are interested in a career in medicine or related STEM professions. Please register here.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

A summer enrichment program for college students interested in the health professions. More information available here.

Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)

A program for undergraduate students designed to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and science careers. More information available here.

Summer of Translational Aging Research for Undergraduates (STAR U)

A 2-month fully-funded research training program designed to encourage students from diverse and underrepresented communities to pursue further studies and careers in aging and neuroscience research. Students enrolled in an undergraduate institution or community college are eligible to apply. More information available here.

Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

A program that aims to provide New York metropolitan area secondary school science teachers with sustained hands-on experience in scientific research. More information available here.

Summer Research Program for Under-Represented Students (SPURS)

A biomedical research program which provides research fellowship experiences to undergraduate students from Universities in the City of Greater New York. The program provides meaningful training in biomedical research and enhance the students’ ability to achieve a career in biomedical research and/or medicine. More information available here.

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

Youth are placed in medical center departments to gain first-hand experience. Please visit the DYCD website to learn more.