Multicultural and Community Affairs

Pipeline Programs

Since its inception in 2000, the Health Sciences Multicultural and Community Affairs Office has introduced hundreds of young people to health sciences careers through pipeline programs that serve area students beginning in the 4th grade and continue through their middle school, high school and college years, and beyond.

The programs expose young people from diverse backgrounds to career opportunities they might not have considered otherwise and help them envision themselves in health sciences surroundings. Mentors encourage students to establish short- and long-term educational and professional goals and make educational choices that will foster an ongoing interest in science. 

Pipeline programs lay the groundwork that can lead to students becoming viable applicants to competitive programs in medicine, dentistry and other health science disciplines.