Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

hprep-image-1Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

HPREP 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.

2020 HPREP Application

Tentative Agenda

9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast (IDW Foyer)
9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction (IDW 126)
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM Breakout Sessions (4 Groups to rotate)

  • Gross Anatomy Laboratory
  • Clinical Skills Center
  • Simulation Center
  • Respiratory Laboratory

1:30 PM Lunch Panel Discussion (IDW 126)
2:30 PM Closing Remarks and Networking (IDW 126)

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 22, 2020 from 9:00am to 4:00pm 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, 2020Applicants will be notified of their acceptance and provided with directions to the HPREP program by mail and email during the week of February 17, 2020.

2020 HPREP Application

2020 HPREP Conference Chair:
Karime Bolivar
MD Candidate
Class of 2022