Mini Medical School Programs
We teach 4th-12th grade first-generation, rural, Native American, allies in diversity and inclusion, and underrepresented students to learn about careers in the health field and the process of applying to medical school.
Learning Begins With Us
As part of our continued mission toward a more inclusive and diverse medical education, we developed the Mini Medical School Program with a focus on 4th-12th grade first-generation, rural, Native American, allies in diversity and inclusion, and underrepresented students to learn about careers in the health field and the process of applying to medical school.
Students participate in a variety of interactive activities to stimulate their interest in medicine.
Our Mini Medical School (MMS) program is strategically designed, not only to open up new opportunities to a population that is often overlooked for generational advancement but it also strengthens the foundations of our field of study by combining the rich cultural heritage and backgrounds of our future university community.
Who Should Attend?
MMS sessions are open to students whose parents have never completed a four-year degree at an American accredited institution of higher education as well as underrepresented in medicine (URM), underserved (rural), Latinx, and Native American students.
At least one parent or legal guardian must be in attendance during the session. Parents or legal guardians will participate in a separate parent program.
Interested in STEM? We also invite all women interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Become an Ally If a student does not identify with any of the above groups, we invite him or her to participate as an ally in diversity and inclusion.
Diversity for Parents & Students
We complement these Mini Medical Programs with parent and adult-oriented curriculums through introspective, engaging presentations, and educational panels, that convey critical information about college admissions, finances, and the career-building advantage of higher education.
This is framed as a foundational step to ensuring their children’s future by first cementing their own lucrative careers in medicine.
Every student, family member, and participant of our Mini Medical Programs are matched with a current Creighton University student who acts as their mentor.
This helps merge the goals of our university with the current needs and culture of our surrounding community.
Creighton is committed to being a beacon of leadership at both our Omaha and Phoenix campuses.
We will always do whatever possible to infuse the surrounding area initiatives with our support.
Our Medical Students
Are genuinely excited to get to know families and answer questions. Sharing resources and discussing medical education is critical in their careers because one day, they will be the community leader people will look to for guidance and help.
The Mini Medical School welcomes the participation of all medical students and their active involvement will be greatly appreciated. Your participation in this program will now count towards the 1.5 required credits for Gold Selective during your M1 and M2 year.
Building an Inclusive Network
One of the significant benefits of our Mini Medical Programs is connecting with various thought leaders in academic peer groups, schools, institutions, and counselors.
Most junior high and high school teachers can easily pick out students who have already discovered a possible career path.
Connecting with these professionals and building a relationship with students focused on medical training allows us to offer early aid and support, especially to underserved populations.