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. Traditionally, their disadvantaged status has played a significant contribution to their modest academic credentials prior to participating in the Program. Therefore, the SPP is designed to be an academic preparatory program that aims to help bolster these students’ basic medical science knowledge and encourage them to develop professional and peer support networks during the summer prior to matriculation. If the participant successfully completes the SPP they are guaranteed admission to UIC-COM.