Discover Prehealth Freshman Pre-Orientation Program

Nora Delaney, Staff Writer and Advisor, Global Education and Career Development

This August, MIT Prehealth Advising in collaboration with MIT UAAP, launched the first-ever Discover Prehealth Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP).

During the program, 15 incoming freshmen interested in pursuing careers as physicians and physician-scientists spent five days visiting with health professionals and scientists at MGH and the Broad Institute, as well as with MIT faculty and staff to gain an insider's perspective into health professions. Post-test survey results indicated that the program successfully enhanced participants' understanding of the role of a physician and physician-scientist, as well as increased their knowledge of the resources available for pursuing these career paths.