Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

hprep-image-1HPREP is an outreach program that provides Arkansas high school students with the opportunity to prepare for college, gain exposure to various career paths in health and interact with students, faculty and staff of this academic health center. HPREP accomplishes SNMA’s mission of supporting current and future health professionals from underrepresented backgrounds.

Tentative Agenda

9:00amRegistration and Breakfast (IDW 1st Floor)
9:05amWelcome and Introduction (IDW 126)
Joel Ubeda, M3, HPREP Conference Chair
Ansley Scott, M2, SNMA Chapter President
9:15am - 12:30pmBreak Out Sessions:
9:15am - 10:00amGross AnatomyClinical Skills CenterSIM CenterRespiratory Lab
10:05am - 10:50amClinical Skills CenterSIM CenterRespiratory LabGross Anatomy
10:55am - 11:40amSIM CenterRespiratory LabGross AnatomyClinical Skills Center
11:45am - 12:30pmRespiratory LabGross AnatomyClinical Skills CenterSIM Center
12:30pmLunch Panel Discussion (IDW 126)
Students from various colleges at UAMS including the College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Health Professions, and the Graduate School
1:45pm Closing Remarks and Networking (IDW 126)
Billy Thomas, MD, MPH Professor of Pediatric Neonatology & Vice- Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
Nicholas Pettus, BBA, Senior Diversity Specialist
Kimberlyn Blann-Anderson, MEd, Director Outreach Programs

Questions and Answers

Q. What is the HPREP?

  • A. The HPREP is a mentorship program sponsored by the Student National Medical Association. It exposes high school students to science related activities. The HPREP also teaches students about specific career fields and the steps needed to become a physician or other healthcare professional.

Q. What is the Student National Medical Association?

  • A. The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color. Students at the Howard University College of Medicine and Meharry Medical College established it in 1964. Membership includes nearly 5,000 medical students, pre-medical students, residents, and licensed physicians. Local chapters based at allopathic and osteopathic medical schools throughout the nation implement SNMA programs and activities.

Q. Who is eligible to participate in HPREP?

  • A. We are specifically targeting Underrepresented Minority (URM) students (African American, Hispanic American, and Native American) in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.

Q. When and where will we meet?

  • A. We will meet on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 3:30 PM on the UAMS campus in Little Rock.  Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to the UAMS campus.

Q. What will we do on meeting day?

  • A. The session will consist of presentations by a healthcare professional, current medical and pharmacy students, and a college prep advisor.   There will also be a small group/mentoring session and hands-on activity. Lunch will be provided.

Q. Who should I contact for more information?

  • A. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Center for Diversity Affairs
    C/O HPREP, 4301 West Markham, #625, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199
    Nick Pettus, (501) 686-8952

Application Deadline:  Submit online application by February 10, 2018Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and provided with directions to the HPREP program by mail and email during the week of February 16, 2018.

Click Here to apply to the HPREP Program

2018 HPREP Conference Chair:

Joel Ubeda
MD Candidate
Class of 2019