The Montefiore Health Opportunities Program is a funded summer enrichment program for students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and/or from groups typically considered underrepresented in the health care fields. The goal of the program is to promote, educate and encourage youth to pursue careers within the health fields. This program has been in existence since 2002 and has graduated over 110 students. Students will gain valuable knowledge and professional skills through interactive workshops, mentorship by health care professionals, observation of health care professional-patient interactions, lecture activities, formal presentations and independent learning.
Specific Program Activities:
- Participate in interactive-health related workshops (suturing, casting, anatomy lab, etc…)
- Visit health-related organizations throughout New York City (ex: March of Dimes, WIC Centers, Morris Heights Birthing Center, NYC Department of Health, etc…)
- Observe health care professional-patient interactions (Medicine, Nursing, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, etc…)
- Develop and refine professional skills (ex: resume development, interviewing skills, written health paper, project presentation, etc…)
- A competitive High School Senior, graduating High School Senior or College Freshman/Sophomore
- A U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident
- From a group considered economically or educationally disadvantaged and/or from groups considered underrepresented in the health fields
- Able to commute easily to all program/clinic sites (housing is not available)
- Commit to participate in all activities of the program on a daily basis
2013 Program Year:
Orientation: July 1, 2013, 9am-5pm
July 4th (off for holiday)
July 9th- August 10th 2013, Monday – Friday, 8am-5:30pm (a few sessions will run until 7pm)
Students are provided stipends, as funding is available.
*** Students selected for the program must be processed through Montefiore’s Volunteer and Occupational Health Departments (please see volunteer processing instructions).
Application Opens: January 14, 2013
Application Deadline: April 15, 2013.
Interviews will be scheduled in May 2013.
* All Mailed applications must be postmarked by April 15th, 2013 and all emailed applications must be sent by 11:59PM on due date.
Please email or mail application materials to:
Department of Family & Social Medicine, 2nd Floor
3544 Jerome Avenue Bronx, N.Y. 10467
Attention: Ms. Carol Whittaker, Program Manager
(718) 920-4678 (x6283)
Elizabeth Natal, M.D. Ms. Carol Whittaker
Program Director Program Manager