health careers Opportunity program (HCOP)
The Meharry HCOP Program is a health professions program that facilitates entry into medical school for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. It contains five structured health professions programs that help develop a larger and more competitive applicant pool of disadvantaged students who will select health careers in medicine. The five programs that target educationally and economically disadvantaged college and high school students, and college graduates are: Health Professions Academy, Summer Program, Summer Academy and Pre-Matriculation.
Meharry defines educationally disadvantaged students as those who fall below the national average on overall grade point in science and math as well as SAT/ACT, and MCAT scores and who come from an environment that prevents them from obtaining the knowledge and skills to enroll and graduate from medical school. Meharry defines economically disadvantaged students as those whose families fall at or below the annual income published by the US Census Bureau.
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