H.E.A.L.T.H. Program

“H.E.A.L.T.H. gave me the resources to not only nurture my interests in reproductive healthcare, but to ask important questions about research that I wouldn’t have been able to do so otherwise. The faculty mentorship under the program made me feel very comfortable, and encouraged my growth as a both a student and potential researcher in my intended field. I couldn’t have found a better way to spend my Friday afternoons then with H.E.A.L.T.H.!”

- Florby, Class of 2016

The H.E.A.L.T.H Program is a collaborative effort between the NYU School of Medicine Office of Diversity Affairs and the College of Arts and Science. The program aims to recruit and retain undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds seeking career or graduate studies in medicine and health related fields.

As a participant of the H.E.A.L.T.H Program, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Be a part of small cohort of aspiring health educators
  • Engage with and learn from NYU medical school faculty, administrators and medical students
  • Tour the Medical center and be advised on internship and summer fellowship opportunities.
  • Acquire an analytical lens surrounding health and health care disparities
  • Cultivate pragmatic research skills that encourage civic-engagement and community-based partnerships
  • Develop as a leader and medical professional

The H.E.A.L.T.H Program is comprised of six-seminar style educational sessions centered around:

  • Foundations of Health Disparities
  • Introduction to Research
  • Health Disparities and Community Based/ Service Learning Project
  • Leadership Development
  • Medical School Applications Process
  • Medical Student Experience Panel


  • Completed application form with required documents
  • Good academic standing, with GPAs 3.2 or higher
  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing medicine as a career
  • Identify as a member of an underrepresented group
  • Sophomore or Junior status
  • Seniors planning to take a gap year

For more information, contact Fatiah Touray at fatiah@nyu.edu or Kristen Bush at kristen.bush@nyu.edu.