North Carolina Central’s Early Medical School Selection Program

nccu_logoNorth Carolina Central University has established its Early Medical School Selection Program with the Boston University Medical School. Under the program, students from NCCU spend summers in Boston taking classes at the medical school. They also take courses in time management and other skills crucial for success in medical school.

The NCCU students who are selected for the program spend their entire senior year as undergraduates in Boston with the hope that they will qualify for admission to the medical school.

krogersKaye Thompson-Rogers, director of the Health Careers Center at NCCU, notes that “medical school is so competitive. You may have done everything you needed to do, yet still not get in because so many students are applying. The early selection program provides a better opportunity because the medical school professors get to know in advance who you are and what you can do.”

Dr. Thompson-Rogers holds a master’s degree and a master of public health degree from North Carolina Central University. She earned a Ph.D. at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Black Film Project and Film Studies Fellowships Established at Harvard University

Henry Louis Gates Jr., professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University, will direct the newly established Black Film Project, an initiative aiming to support independent films focusing on Black history and culture.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Yale Library Acquires Digital Collection of Langston Hughes Papers

In a recent December upload, the Yale University Library added a collection of papers from Black poet Langston Hughes to the school's online archive. The collection contains correspondence between Hughes and other authors and civil rights activists of his time.

Academic Fields Where Blacks Earned Few or No Doctoral Degrees in 2022

In 2022, African Americans earned 1.2 percent of all mathematics and statistics doctorates, 1.2 percent of all doctorates in computer science, 1.7 percent of all doctorates in chemistry, and only 1.7 percent of all doctorates awarded in engineering disciplines.

Featured Jobs