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Medical Careers Diversity Program

A Pre-Medical Experience for Rising Juniors and Seniors

The Medical Careers Diversity Program (MCDP) is a five-week summer program which provides an intensive academically-enriched medical experience for undergraduate Hispanic students. Rising Juniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and Seniors with a minimum of 3.2 GPA interested in a career in medicine are eligible to apply. MCDP provides the below activities in addition to year-round mentoring and counseling from HCOE faculty, and peer and MCDP faculty shared academic support through virtual network, Ning. A stipend is provided.

Intensive 5-week MCAT review
Organic Chemistry
General Chemistry
Verbal Reasoning and Writing Skills

Enrichment Activities
Admissions workshops
Personal statement workshops
CPR certification
Student wellness workshops
Scientific article dissection and critique
Clinical rotations
Community Service Learning
Social Media and Web 2.0 Applications

Application Closed!

Academic and Enrichment Program

A Science Enrichment Experience for Rising Sophomores

The Academic and Enrichment Program (AEP) is a four to five week summer program that provides basic science course reviews and additional academic enrichment activities that enhance the student's competitiveness for a career in the health field. The HCOE has partnered with three major academic institutions to provide the AEP program. For additional information please contact the directors below:

Academic Institution Directors

Gustavo Stern, M.D.

The University of Texas at Brownsville
Gustavo Stern, M.D.
Office of Premedical Education Programs
Set-B 2.306 Department of Biology
80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, TX 78520

Scott J.Gunn, Ph.D.

The University of Texas - Pan American
Scott J.Gunn, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

Mary Wells, M.A.

The University of Texas at El Paso
Mary Wells, M.A.
Medical Professions Institute
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968

Past Events

New Medical Careers Diversity Program celebrates graduates
The newly-funded UTMB Hispanic Center of Excellence completed its first undergraduate summer enrichment program, also known as the Medical Careers Diversity Program, on June 24 by honoring 50 college students from all over Texas who participated in the program.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch has a proud tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarly research, curricular innovation and in meeting the healthcare needs of the State of Texas. As director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence, my primary objective is to provide faculty and students with future opportunities in career advancement, research, clinical practice, mentorship, counseling, and pre-medical academic enrichment programs to promising students. The HCOE's history in UTMB dates back to 1992, through federal funding by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.



Berengaria Navarre, B.S., B.A.