Do You Want to BE a DOCTOR?
Welcome to the Young Physicians Initiative,
YPI Guides & Inspires
Innovative Pre-Pipeline Program
Less than 15% of American doctors come from underserved backgrounds and communities. Getting into medical school can be a long and difficult process, especially for these individuals, due to lack of access to medical mentorship and network. YPI was created to address this disparity.
The Young Physicians Initiative provides interactive guidance to underserved middle school, high school, and college students. We inspire them to pursue careers in medicine by Being Present in their communities.
We created a "residency training" model for medical students to train each other to be effectively involved in the community and inspire the next generation of diverse doctors.
YPI started with one medical student working in one high school in 2017
Today, we are a team of +50 medical students serving over 20 locations
Over 6000 students served since 2017
+8 High Schools
+3 Middle Schools
Serving +500 students every semester
>60% Underrepresented Minorities
61% No prior exposure to medical experiences prior to YPI
85% Interested in becoming a doctor.
91% Interested in medicine to treat and help others
95% Understood of the process of becoming a doctor
100% Recommend the program to friends and classmates
100% Supported by their family to become doctors