Pipeline Program and Profile for Success (PFS)
The Pipeline Program is a six-week residential program held from mid May through the end of June for college freshmen and sophomores. The purpose of the program is to improve the science skills of participants in chemistry, physics, and biology and to further develop their academic study skills. Through speakers and hands-on activities, participants gain exposure to various career opportunities within the dental and medical fields. The program is provided at no cost to the participants.
Pipeline students participate in a variety of activities designed to strengthen their academic foundation in the science, to further develop their academic skills and reading comprehension, and to increase exposure of career opportunities within the dental and medical fields.
Profile for Success (PFS) is a seven week residential program from mid May until end of June designed for third-year, fourth-year and recent college graduates who are interested in the fields of medicine or dentistry. The medical component of the program prepares students to navigate the medical school admission process successfully, with activities including:
- MCAT preparation in structured classes or facilitated study groups
- Admissions procedures workshops are held to provide exposure to medical school requirements
- American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) process workshops including personal essay writing
- Mock interviews
Additionally, students are exposed to research, careers in medical education, and an in-depth review of medical career specialties. Each student is assigned to a medical student mentor, and there are formal and informal opportunities for participants to interact with faculty and staff.