DiversifiED Summer Apprenticeship Program (DSAP) 2024

DSAP 2021 First Day

Program Dates: 4-5 weeks in July and August.  July 9 - August 8, 2024. We typically meet Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12 pm-2 pm EST. 

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024.  Application link will be live by March 6, 2024

The DiversifiED Summer Apprenticeship Program is a summer experience for pre-medical students who are highly motivated, but have not had experiences in the medical field, or received guidance in positioning themselves to apply successfully to medical school. Our objective is to introduce our apprentices to the medical field and scholarship, connect them to mentorship and peer networks, and demystify the medical school application process. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis with consideration given to those who have a serious interest in addressing the healthcare needs of the underserved and without ready access to mentorship and resume-building opportunities. 

Our efforts will build a medical workforce with individuals who have had a diverse range of life experiences and are deeply committed to reducing healthcare disparities.



  • 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

Admissions Essay-Writing Workshops

Option for in-person experiences 

  • Simulations and Workshops
  • Dean's Luncheon 
  • Wilderness Medicine Day in Central Park
  • Shadowing experiences in the pediatric emergency department 

How to Apply

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

YOU are the most important part of our summer! Attendance at twice-weekly lectures and panels, and meetings with your mentors, are mandatory. Before applying, please consider whether you are able to make this commitment.

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

2024 Applicants: Please apply here.

Program Contact Information

For more information, please contact Yvonne Wright at yvw2004@med.cornell.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

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

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-127
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

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

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