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
Verbal Reasoning and Writing Skills
Personal statement workshops
Student wellness workshops
Scientific article dissection and critique
Community Service Learning
Social Media and Web 2.0 Applications
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:
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
The University of Texas - Pan American
Scott J.Gunn, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
1201 W. University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
The University of Texas at El Paso
Mary Wells, M.A.
Medical Professions Institute
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968
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.