NERA MedPrep Health Careers Opportunity Program

Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center (MSI AHEC)
Type Test Preparation, Academic Enrichment


MedPrep is a free, summer enrichment program targeting traditionally underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged New York City and New Jersey resident college freshmen and sophomores interested in attending medical school. MedPrep is a 3 year summer commitment designed to give students an opportunity to develop key skills and competencies important to success on the MCAT and in medical school.

The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Program is a partnership between Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and the Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center.  

The program uniquely builds on the collective expertise of four outstanding institutions to expand health careers preparation for minority and disadvantaged students from junior high school through medical school with the goal of increasing competitiveness for medical school. Ultimately, we expect that our scholars will have the humanism, professionalism and interpersonal skills required of a future physician caring for a diverse population. 

Please go to the NERA MedPrep Website for more information.


To be eligible for the NERA MedPrep Program, an applicant must

  • be a resident of one of the 5 (five) boroughs of New York City, Long Island or Westchester county or a resident of New Jersey and a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident. This is a non-residential program. (Please keep in mind the classes will start as early as 8:00 am.)
  • be a college freshman or sophomore
  • be a high school senior (only New York City applicants)
  • be in good academic standing
  • have completed college chemistry (I, II or both) and English composition (I, II or both) (only New Jersey residents)

More Information

, 43 Central Park North, Suite 1A
NY, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 534-2432