The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Program is a partnership between Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine's Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center.
The Program uniquely builds on the collective expertise of five 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.
The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep is a free summer enrichment program for under-represented and/or economically disadvantaged college students interested in the medical field.
The NERA MedPrep Program
The program is open to New York City and New Jersey resident college freshmen and sophomores interested in attending medical school. MedPrep is a 3 year summer commitment designed to give students an opportunity to develop key skills and competencies that are important to success on the road to medical school.
Participate in programs at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons or Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (based on residency)
No Application Fee
Clinical and Research Experience
Academic Counseling and Mentoring
Cultural Competency Education
CHANGING THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE
ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
This program was made possible by funding through the Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) of the
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration and the Northeast Regional Alliance Health Careers Opportunity Program (NERA HCOP).
NERA HCOP is a parternship with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinair Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Hoftsra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, and the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center.