The nine-month program exposes minority high school students to jobs in the medical field.
During the 6 p.m. kick-off meeting, Kelly Lewis, a representative from California-based student loan service company EDFUND, will discuss how to find college money during a recession, college scholarships and loans available for students and parents. Interested students will also get a program application and submit a one-page essay about their career aspirations.
Since its inception in 1991, the program has featured thousands of metro Atlanta high school students. It is a collaborative effort between Morehouse School of Medicine and the Boy Scouts of America.
Participants meet every other Wednesday from mid-September to May at 6 p.m. in the first-year classroom of the Hugh Gloster building at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
Doctors and healthcare professionals will speak to participants and lead classroom activities or hands-on laboratory projects.
Morehouse School of Medicine students will assist students during the lab experiments and serve as mentors.
Members of the MedPost program can also enroll in the annual Biomedical Symposium, the National Youth Leadership Forum and the Morehouse School of Medicine SAT prep program.
Program admission is $25.
Morehouse School of Medicine’s Hugh Gloster building is at 720 Westview Drive in southwest Atlanta. For more information, contact Alex Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-752-1914.