DiversifiED Summer Apprenticeship Program (DSAP) 2022

DSAP 2021 First Day

Program Dates: 4-5 weeks in July.  Dates will be posted by March 1. 

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022.  Application link will be live by March 1.

Welcome! The DiversifiED Summer Apprenticeship Program is a summer experience for motivated pre-medical and pre-physician assistant students traditionally underrepresented in medicine (URiM).  This includes – but is not exclusive to – Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, differently abled, international or regionally diverse students, as well as those who are pursuing a second-career or are passionate about serving these communities. Our objective is to introduce students to the field of medicine, connect them to long-term mentorship and peer networks, involve them in research, and demystify the medical school and PA school application process. We prioritize candidates who have not had ready access to mentorship and resume-building opportunities.



  • One on one faculty mentor and peer mentor

Lecture and discussion series

  • “Nobody Here Looks Like Me”: URiM Physician and PA Panel
  • What is Imposter Syndrome? Define it, dismiss it!
  • What is a Physician Assistant/Physician Associate
  • Obtaining Excellent Letters of Recommendation
  • Breaking Down the MCAT and PA-CAT

Admissions Essay-Writing Workshops

How to Apply

This program is open to students who are considering medical or physician assistant school. Applicants should not already be accepted into medical or PA school. 

If you would like to be included in the application mailing list, please submit your name and email here.    

2022 Applicants: Please apply here.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please contact Jane Torres-Lavoro at jat2033@med.cornell.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Mailing Address
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Weill Department of Medicine
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chairman
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-124c
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065

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