The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.
Thirty students are admitted to the program each fall. Each group participates in a series of professional and medical development seminars designed to expand their familiarity with the health field.
The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the history of medicine, professional issues, public health policy, cultural competence, primary and specialized care, and medical school admissions. Additionally, Scholars take part in academic advising and community service activities.
Part of the Medicina Scholars program, Temas de Salud will provide participating undergraduate students with Spanish-language lectures of common health topics and related impact in the Hispanic/Latino community. Students will be exposed to basic terminology and health information to enable them to converse about common health issues in Spanish. Topics discussed will include: Diabetes, Obesity, High blood pressure, Sexual health, Violence, Dementia, Mental health and depression, Cancer, Smoking and drinking, and Cardiovascular health. A large lecture format will be complemented by small group problem-based learning activities. At the conclusion of the course, students will prepare health topic presentations for a community health fair.
Students who participate in this program have a track record of successful careers in the medical field. They stay focused on their course of study as undergrads and attend some of the top medical colleges in the United States.
Upcoming Events / Deadlines : The last day to apply for the Medicina Scholars program is Friday, July 14, 2017.
The Medicina Scholars Program is open to undergraduate students studying in the Chicago area.
If you are interested in learning more about this program contact Alicia Rodriguez at 312-996-4493 or by e-mail at email@example.com.