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DC Health and Academic Prep Program (DC HAPP)

2021 - 2022 Application Opens January 2022

About DC HAPP

2019 - 2020 DC HAPP Cohort

DC HAPP is a pipeline program coordinated by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion to increase access to healthcare careers and foster diversity in the medical field. Sixteen rising 12th-grade students attending Washington, DC, area public schools are selected to participate in the four-week summer experience based on their passion and potential for medicine. Students participate in a four-week summer experience and clinical shadowing.

DC HAPP scholars gain exposure to healthcare professions, learn hands-on medical skills, develop public health projects, and prepare for college applications and college life. Medical students, physicians, and other medical professionals serve as mentors, facilitators, and teachers.

DC HAPP seeks to:

  • Identify, recruit, and nurture talented District of Columbia area public school students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine who are interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare professions.
  • Establish connections between healthcare professionals community, including, but not limited to, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, and medical researchers
  • Provide support and resources for program scholars to achieve post-secondary academic success leading to professional careers in the healthcare field
  • Build relationships between scholars and the George Washington University community

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More Information

  • 2022 DC HAPP Mentor Application Opens January 2022 (GW medical students)
    • January 2022 - Priority deadline
    • February 2022 - Final deadline
    • February - March 2022 - Mentor Interviews
    • March 2022 - Applicants notified

The George Washington University
School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion
DC HAPP
Ross Hall, Suite 708
2300 Eye Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Email: dchapp@gwu.edu