Projects funded proposed a range of activities for under-represented targeted minority individuals, including high school students; undergraduate college pre-professional (medicine, dentistry and pharmacy) students; enrolled professional students and faculty.
COEs support structured and unstructured summer and academic year activities to address the seven legislative purposes.
Activities include summer academic enrichment programs for undergraduate college students; professional school admissions process preparation sessions (MCAT/DAT review, etc.); retention services for enrolled professional students (i.e., summer pre-matriculation programs, tutorials, personal and career counseling; clinical educational experiences; recruitment/retention of basic science and clinical faculty; student/faculty research experiences; medical school curriculum development; increased library holdings relative to minority health issues; and purchase of computer and other equipment (to retain faculty and improve professional student performance, etc.).
The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.