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. YPI was created to address this disparity in medicine. Due to lack of access to medical mentorship and network, getting into medical school can be a long and difficult process, especially for students from underserved communities.
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 a "residency training" model for medical students to train each others to be effectively involved in the community and inspire the next generation of diverse doctors.
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
Over 2000 students served since 2017
4 High Schools
New Pilot in 2 Middle Schools
Serving 275-300 students every semester
+60% Under-represented Minorities