Chicago Undergraduate Initiatives


  • Bridging the Gap-Emerging Health Issues in Underrepresented Minorities

Bridging the GapIndividuals will have the opportunity learn about the medical school admissions process, participate in mock interview and personal essay workshops, learn about health issues affecting minority communities and meet current physicians, medical students, and other health professionals.

  • Post-baccalaureate Admissions Program (PAP)

PAPThe UIC COM UHP Post-baccalaureate Admissions Program (PAP) provides an opportunity for an invited group of underepresented in medicine (URiM) students who have applied for admission to the College of Medicine to participate in an 11-month structured rigorous academic experience.

Out of hundreds of applicants, only fifteen students are selected to participate in PAP based on their outstanding leadership experience, long-standing commitment to service, scholarly activity, and desire to practice medicine in a medically underserved community. The goal of PAP is to build on the student’s science foundation through their emersion in basic and advanced medical science course work.  For more information, click here.

  • Summer Pre-Matriculation Program

Summer Prematriculation Program (SPP) Scholars are chosen because they have demonstrated an aptitude to become leaders in medicine with the goal of advancing health equity. The SPP provides participants from educationally/economically disadvantaged backgrounds or those who are from underrepresented in medicine access to medical school. For more information, click here.

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