No. Fortunately, thanks to generous funding from the Columbus Medical Association Foundation, every child selected for the program can participate at no cost.
Do I have to pay a fee for my child to participate?
What if my child has to miss a session(s)?
Though we understand that unforeseen circumstances do arise, participants are expected to attend every session. Due to the collaborative, quick-paced nature of the program, your child must be in attendance. If you know ahead of time that your child will not be able to attend every session, please wait to apply to a future cohort as your schedule permits.
Do I have to identify as African American or Black in order to participate?
Yes. Due to the dearth of African Americans and/or Blacks in the medical field, we are specifically recruiting African American or Black youth in order to tackle this problem and to create a sustainable pipeline for the future.
Where will the program be held?
The program will be held at the Columbus Medical Association: 1390 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215
Does my child need to have transportation?
Yes, you will need to provide your own transportation to the Columbus Medical Association.
Are sessions in person or virtual? What COVID measures will be taken?
All of the sessions, including the White Coat Ceremony, will be held in person (Note: We will have an Orientation session and a Parent Meeting that will be virtual). We will follow all CDC guidelines regarding COVID safety precautions at the time all in-person sessions are held.
What happens if my child does not get into a cohort? Is there a waitlist? And can he/she reapply?
Yes, definitely! Because we are only accepting a limited number of students in each cohort—15, to be exact—we are unable to accept all who apply. Therefore, if you are not accepted into the program and/or waitlisted, please do feel free to reapply.