- Academia De Padres
- Academic Summer Program Integrating Resources for Excellence
- Artifice Chicago
- ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program
- ASPPH/EPA Fellowship
- ASPPH/EPA Public Health Fellowship Program
- Cancer Health Equity Summer Scholars (CHESS)
- Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP 1)
- Chicago Academic Medicine Program (CAMP 2)
- Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program (CAHMCP)
- Chicago CHEC Program
- Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science)
- Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Career and Technical Education (CTE)
- Clinical Lab Development Program
- Collegiate Scholars Program
- Cultivating Health & Aging Researchers by Intergrating Science, Medicine and Aging (CHARISMA)
- Daniel Hale Williams Society
- Dentistry Annual Urban Health Program Open House
- Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Admission Program (PAP)
- Dentistry Summer Dental Admission Test (DAT) Preparation
- Dentistry Summer Pre-Matriculation Program
- Discovering Healthcare Careers
- Diversity In Surgery Visiting Sub-Internship Program
- Diversity Scholars Program
- Early Opportunity Program
- Early Outreach Program
- Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Chicago
- Graduate Training Program in Breast Cancer Disparities
- Health Professionals Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)
- Health Professionals Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)- Loyola
- High School Pharmacy Camp
- High School Pharmacy Workshop
- Hispanic Center of Execellence
- Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD)
- Internal Medicine Summer Immersion Program
- Katz and Manne Research Institute Summer Scholars Program
- Latino Health Science Enrichment Program (LaHSEP 3)
- Latino Science Enrichment Program
- L@S Ganas Research Fellowship
- Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP)
- Medicina Academy Apprentice Program (MAAP
- MedSTEM Explorers
- MedSTEM Pathways
- Mentorship Program
- Mini Health Professions Program
- National Medical Fellowship
- Neuroscience Early Stage Scientist Training Program
- NM GCM Grosvenor Discovery Program
- Northwestern Medicine Scholars Program
- Northwestern University Cancer Undergraduate Research and Education Program (NU-CURE)
- NU DOCS
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion-- Pre-Matriculation Program
- One Summer Chicago
- P4 Physician Preparatory Pipeline Program
- Portal To Biomedical Research Careers Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (UIC PBRC PREP)
- Post-Baccalaureate Admissions Program
- Pre-Matriculation Program
- Program Advancing Research for Equity (PARE)
- Public Health Scholarship Program
- Research and Education for the Advancement of Compassionate Health Care (REACH) Program
- Rush Mini Medical Program
- Schweitzer Fellows Program
- SI Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (SI Bridges)
- Sinai Youth Summer Employment
- SMASH Illinois
- STEM College of DuPage
- STEMM Scholars Academy
- Summer Medical Research Training (SMaRT) Program
- Summer Pharmacy Institute
- Summer Pre-Matriculation Program
- Summer Programs in Biomedical Sciences for High School Students -STEM CAMP
- Summer Programs in Biomedical Sciences for High School Students (STEM CAMP)
- Summer Programs in Biomedical Sciences for High School Students -Summer Science Internship
- Summer Undergraduate REsearch Program on Health Disparities
- TEACH Research
- The Diversity Clerkship in Trauma Burn Care and Research
- The Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research (PSOMER)
- UHP Health Exploration Scholars (HES)
- UIC PUBH100 Health and the Public Course- Highschool/UIC Dual Enrollment
- UI Health CHAMPIONS
- Undergraduate Research Symposium
- UP On EHS
- UP On EHS Internship Program
- Urban Health Club
- Urban Health Mentorship Program
- Urban Health Program (UHP) Preparing Scholars for Academic Success (PASS)
- Urban Medicine (UMed) Program
- Urban Pipeline Program (UPP)
- Visiting Student Elective Program for Students Underrepresented in Medicine
- Young Doctors Program
Office of Diversity and Inclusion-- Pre-Matriculation Program
Every summer, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) hosts a Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP) to help admitted students prepare for the academic challenges of our School of Public Health (SPH) graduate programs. Students can apply to either a 4-week synchronous program that includes both in-person and virtual components or a 6-week asynchronous option that is completely online. Enrollment is prioritized for African American, Latinx and Native American students, as well as others with a strong commitment to social justice and the health and wellbeing of historically marginalized populations.
Primary Areas of Focus
- Recruitment (i.e. increasing awareness of and/or stimulating interest in health profession careers and degree programs
- Academic preparation (e.g., increasing STEM knowledge
- Retention or completion of health professions degree programs (support for those currently enrolled)
Cook County / Chicago, IL
Virtual/remote - permanent, or adaptation due to COVID
Synchronous Online Program
Academic instruction (e.g. coursework)
Academic skills development (e.g. study skills, test-taking
Networking (with others who have similar health career interests)
Professional skills development (e.g. teamwork, ethical conduct)
Applications and Costs
Racial or ethnic group membership
Enrollment is prioritized for African American, Latinx and Native American students, as well as others with a strong commitment to social justice and the health and wellbeing of historically marginalized populations.
Required Application Components
YOU CAN APPLY FOR PMP BY CLICKING HERE. The priority deadline is May 29, 2022 at 11:59PM CT. We will review applications after this date, but a spot cannot be guaranteed.
If you are interested in learning more about the program or have any questions, please contact Cecilia Macias at email@example.com.
PMP participants taking a group photo outdoors.
PMP is a great way to connect with other students, faculty, and external professionals to build up your professional network! You are able to learn helpful skills to get ahead of the semester, like SAS, and other quant methods to build your confidence before the semester begins. Take advantage of this opportunity if you can!
2019 PMP Participant
PMP participants standing outside the Puerto Rican Cultural Center while on a tour.
Do it! PMP helped me get acclimated to Chicago, and encouraged me to connect with people who come from various backgrounds but share the same passion for public health that I do. It introduces you to the field and connects you with individuals that will provide a great support system and network during your time here. It was absolutely amazing!
2019 PMP Participant
PMP participants posing for a group picture outside the office of the Department of Health.
PMP is not just a program, it’s an experience that will help launch you into graduate school. It is an experience where you can learn and grow and develop as an individual, as a student, as a professional. It is an experience where you will be humbled and challenged, and most importantly grow from. It will open your eyes to see what graduate school will be like, and gives you peace about the new adventure ahead.
2019 PMP Participant
Two PMP participants grabbing a slice of cake.
PMP is a great program because you become familiar with the campus, make new friends and meet staff and faculty. It opens up a lot of doors and makes you aware of all the resources available to you at SPH and in the community. The instructors are also very helpful and you cover topics in the classroom which prepare you for the fall semester.
2018 PMP Participant
PMP participants posing for a picture at the UIC Latino Cultural Center.
PMP is an opportunity you need to take advantage of! I only feel more prepared and confident to start classes in August because of my time in PMP. Not only did I review valuable skills I will need in my courses, but I have also made friends I can depend upon throughout the remainder of my time at SPH.
2018 PMP Participant
PMP participant and staff during the completion ceremony.
PMP will assist you in integrating to graduate coursework and help you build a community of students who are like-minded. PMP will introduce you to staff who advocate for the success of its students and introduce you early on to the services UIC provides to its students. It is a program I would strongly recommend to incoming UIC SPH students.
2018 PMP Participant
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Peer Support Team
ODI Summer Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP)
Public Health Leadership Program
Minority Health Conference
Student Academic Resources
MSAPH Student Group
Eligible participants will receive a small stipend upon successful completion of the program. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide stipends to international students, but they are more than welcome and encouraged to apply to the program.