HPREP Program Description:
The Health Profession Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is a program that aims to provide professional development and mentoring to historically underrepresented students interested in pursuing a career in health care. With the help of dedicated volunteers, many of whom are medical students and professional faculty, HPREP seeks to provide not only role models who are pursuing careers in healthcare, but also multiple experiences and interactions with medicine.
Sessions are held on Saturday mornings and include hands-on activities such as CPR training and small group activities to allow for team-building and interactions with mentors. During the group sessions, mentors generally share their experiences, offer advice to students, and provide feedback to students regarding writing, public speaking, and interviewing. Many of our participants find this to be a very valuable time.
Participants are required to compete in a case competition, perform a mock interview, and submit a personal statement/reflection.
It is our tradition to award exceptional participants in the program with special recognition during the closing ceremony. Criteria for the awards will be based on performance on the case competition (25%), personal statement (25%), attendance (25%), and mock-interview (25%).
Statement regarding COVID-19:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our sessions in 2021 will be VIRTUAL. We plan to provide a meaningful experience for our program participants.
Meet our co-directors:
Best is a dual-degree MD/MBA student from Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Morehouse College, where he studied Biology. While at Morehouse, he co-founded Insight Initiative, which is a non-profit purposed to provide support to elementary schools in the West End Community of Atlanta.
Sabrena is a dual-degree MD/MS student from Bronx, NY. She graduated from SUNY Binghamton, where she studied Biology. Before medical school, she was an AmeriCorps member, where she focused on addressing educational disparities that impact Black and Brown communities.