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         Alabama A&M University

                   The Alabama A&M Uni-
                   versity (AAMU) Health
                   Careers     Opportunity
                   Program-Medical Pro-
                   fessions     Assistance
                     (HCOP-MPA) program
  AAMU HCOP-MPA evolved from a grant
     PROGRAM         awarded by the Depart-

                                                Health Careers Opportunity Program– Medical Professions Assistance
                     ment of Health and Hu-
man Services in Washington, D.C. It is
housed under the School of Arts and Sci-
ences (in the Chemistry Department), lo-


                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Telephone: 256 372 8349 Facsimile: 256 372 8800
cated on the historic campus of AAMU.
                          The HCOP-MPA

                          program aims to
                          encourage     more

                                                                                                                                                                              417 Carter Hall, Normal Alabama, 35762
                          minorities to pur-
                          sue health-related
                          careers in Medi-                                                                                                    Rural Health Pipeline Program
                          cine, Dentistry or
                                                                                                                     Alabama A&M University

                          Pharmacy.      Our
                          vision extends to
                          include    Forensic                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alabama               University
                          Sciences, Optome-
try, Physical Therapy, Occupational Ther-
apy, Public Health and Nursing. HCOP’s
target audience is middle school, high
school, college level and post-baccalaureate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       “Diversifying The
students who are interested in health-related                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Healthcare Workforce
professions. Students must meet certain                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of America...One Qualified Stu-
economic and educational criteria to qualify                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dent At a Time!
for participation.
    For additional information, E-mail:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Telephone: 256 372 8349

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         We’re Online at: hcop-mpa.org
     ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS                                               HCOP - MIDDLE SCHOOL
                                                                   Science Opportunities for Kids (SOKS)                      HCOP - UPPER HIGH SCHOOL
                                                                    Program Dates: November through May                       Pre-Health Academy on Saturdays (PAS)
                                                                                                                                 Program Dates: January through May
                                                           The SOKS program is designed to give eligible 6th, 7th
                                                           and 8t graders the opportunity to engage in activities that     Pre-Health Academy on Saturdays (PAS) pro-
                                                           expand their understanding of the sciences and health
                                                                                                                           vides eligible 11th and 12th graders the opportu-
The HCOP-MPA mandate at AAMU is to assist                                                                                  nity to receive enrichment in math and science.
America in diversifying her healthcare work-               SOKS participants meet for a once a month after-school-         PAS provides student enrichment and test prepa-
force. Towards this end, the HCOP-MPA office               session where they are engaged in a hands-on science
offers a variety of programs geared towards ad-            session. Students will spend 2 hours conducting experi-         ration services for the following examinations:
dressing the unrelenting disparities in health care        ments or taking field trips led by area scientists, educators     • ACT
education especially amongst minorities. Addition-         and/ or health professionals.
ally, HCOP-MPA staff work hard to develop part-
                                                                                                                             • Alabama High School Graduation Examination
                            nerships and pro-              All SOKS activities take place at the child’s middle school
                                                                                                                           PAS students meet 15 Saturdays for six hours
                            grams that cultivate           or at the North Alabama Center for Educational Excel-
                                                                                                                           each Saturday in the Spring Term. Each PAS
                            our youth to become            lence (NACEE). Parents are welcome and encouraged to
                                                                                                                           student is paid a stipend of $75.00 each week
                            leading academicians           attend! Participating schools for this program include:
                                                                                                                           throughout the course of the PAS program.
                            with a hunger to learn         Davis Hills, Ed White and Westlawn Middle Schools.
                                                           Each school selects up to fifteen students to participate in    Location: All PAS events will take place at AAMU
                            and to become doc-
                            tors, dentists, pharma-        SOKS.
                            cists or other health
                            care professionals.                                                                                 HCOP - UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                 HCOP - LOWER HIGH SCHOOL                                    (Seniors and Incoming Freshmen)
The HCOP-MPA Programs feature structured and
unstructured activities for participants, such as:            Pre-Health Exploratory Summer Institute (PHESI)
                                                                                                                           Residential Enrichment Activities for Careers in
                                                                              Program Dates: June                                       Healthcare (REACH)
  • ACT   Test Prep—for high school juniors/
    seniors by the School of Education at AAMU.            Pre-Health Exploratory Summer Institute (PHESI) is                      Program Dates: June through July
                                                           designed for students in the 9th and 10th grades who are
  • Medical Venturing for High School students in          interested in a health career or have an interest to pursue     REACH is an on-campus (residential) student en-
    conjunction with Huntsville Hospital and Boy           science in college. Unsure about becoming either a doc-         richment program that is focuses on providing aca-
    Scouts of America.                                     tor, pharmacist, nurse, etc? Then PHESI is the program          demic and other student support services for eco-
                                                                                                                           nomically and educationally disadvantaged stu-
  • MCAT/DAT/PCAT       Test Prep by Genesis E-            for you. Explore your potential!
                                                                                                                           dents who are desiring a career in pharmacy, medi-
    Learning Systems.                                      PHESI students are participate in instruction and activities    cine, dental or other health care related profes-
  • Tutoring   for students in all academic disci-         aimed at enriching their knowledge and provide to them, a       sions.
    plines.                                                hands-on science experience. Students attend two six-
                                                           hour workshops at Alabama A&M University, get paid,             REACH focuses on preparing students through
  • Mentoring    /shadowing opportunities           with
                                                           experience science projects, go to field trips and are ex-      academic enrichment summer experience. Partici-
    health-care professionals.                                                                                             pants spend eight weeks on the campus of AAMU
                                                           posed to role models in the health industry. There are two
  • Health care-related field trips and lectures.          workshops for each level.                                       engaging in coursework, fieldtrips and recreational
                                                                                                                           activities. REACH students will receive college
  • Scholarships, financial aid and more!                  PHESI targets students from disadvantaged backgrounds.          credits, a stipend and a certificate of completion.
                                                           Successful students receive a certificate of completion.