Community Outreach Programs

D.C. HAPP logoThe DC Health and Academic Prep Program (DC HAPP)

DC Health and Academic Prep Program (DC HAPP) is a pre-college matriculation program coordinated by the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion for Washington, D.C. area rising high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a health career.

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Upward Bound logoThe Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound is currently one of eight federal TRIO programs designed by the U.S. Department of Education to serve underrepresented high school students by supporting participants as they prepare for and navigate through college.  The GW SMHS Upward Bound Program currently serves grades 9 through 12 from partnered public and public charter schools in Wards 5, 6, and 7 in the District of Columbia.

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The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and its partners offer several outreach programs for high school students with backgrounds underrepresented in medicine. To learn more, please download this document: SMHS High School Outreach Programs.

To learn more about other high school pre-medicine programs offered at GW, please see the GW Pre-College Programs Intro to Medicine Summer Intensive, GW Pre-College Programs Careers in Healthcare College IntensiveCamp Cardiac, and Camp Neuro. A local program you may want to check out for high school students interested in STEM research is the NIH's High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Program (HISTEP).