Medical Physician Preparation (MPP) Academy

Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

We are an early outreach "pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness" program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors (MD's | DO's), health professionals (i.e., Physician Assistants, Nurses, Dentists, EMTs/Paramedics) and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

MPP Academy

Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

We are an early outreach "pre-med and medical/health professional school readiness" program, committed to preparing the next generation of medical doctors (MD's | DO's), health professionals (i.e., physician assistants, nurses, dentists) and scientists for the physician and healthcare workforce.

High School Program Admission Requirements

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MPP Admission Application Checklist for High School Students

What MPP Looks For
When Selecting Applicants for Admission

  • We admit students that we believe will thrive at MPP. We conduct a comprehensive, holistic review of your application to consider academic and personal characteristics. We review your academic performance, extra-curricular activities outside of the classroom – community involvement, leadership experience, and achievements.
  • We seek to understand how you would grow, contribute and thrive at MPP, and how MPP’s academic community would be positively impacted by you.
  • We encourage you to explore the additional information on this webpage that breaks down the elements of the comprehensive review process at MPP, what we look for, and how you can prepare your strongest application.

MPP Admissions Process:

  • We are delighted that you are interested in attending the MPP Academy. We are accepting applications for the next cohort of students at the MPP Academy! There is no cost to apply.
  • We use a rolling admissions process which means that our office of admissions team will evaluate applications as they are received versus waiting to evaluate all applications after a hard deadline. Therefore, we will accept applications until we have filled all seats for the incoming cohort.
  • Students will receive an Admission Decision Letter within 2 weeks or sooner via email after our office receives a complete application for admission. If you plan to apply for a scholarship/financial assistance, you will be notified of your scholarship award offer in your Admission Decision Letter.

High School Admission Requirements

Grade Requirements:

  • We are accepting applications for admission from high-achieving U.S. and international students who are currently enrolled in high school as a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th-grade student.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required, but an excellent command of the English language, both written and oral, is necessary.

Academic Performance:

  • The MPP Academy targets students who are serious about their academic preparation for college and/or medical school with at least a 3.00 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in their academic courses completed within the last 12 months of submitting an online admissions application.
  • Students who have earned less than a 3.00 GPA may be considered for admission.

Commitment to Academic Preparation for College:

  • Your commitment to academic preparation for college, becoming a competitive applicant for college admission, and taking ownership of your future college and career goals are the most important factors in our process of selecting students for admission.

Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Academics are an important part of your application, but we also want to know what you’re engaged in outside the classroom.
  • The Activities section of your admissions application offers our Admissions Committee a glimpse into what excites you, what you’re passionate about, what responsibilities you have outside the classroom and some of the ways you’re contributing to your school and community.

A few tips as you complete the Activities section in your application for admission:

Be yourself. Let the real you shine through.

  • We’re not looking for a specific, predetermined list of activities. We simply want to know how you spend your time outside of the academic classroom.
    The more information you provide, the better we will understand who you are, what’s important to you, and the positive impact you’ve had on those around you.
  • You can list a variety of experiences. Be sure to include school-related experiences, part-time work, family responsibilities, summer activities, community experiences, and more.
  • Tell us the amount of time you spend in your extracurricular experiences.
  • The amount of time you dedicate to each activity will give us insight into the depth of your involvement and a sense of the impact you’ve made.
  • Include specific responsibilities for each activity. We want to learn more about the ways you’ve contributed, so include details about your role whenever possible.

Admissions Essay | Short Answer Questions:

We encourage you to take your time on this assignment. Be open. Be reflective. Find your individual voice and express it honestly.

Directions: All applicants must respond to the short answer questions below using one of the following submission options:

Submission Options

  • Option 1 (Written Response). Write a response (single-spaced or double-spaced, 12pt font) to the list of short answer questions below.
  • Option 2 (Video Response). Record a video presentation of yourself responding to the list of short answer questions below.

Two Short Answer Questions: 

  1. Please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.
  2. Recall a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you? What did you learn from the experience?


  • Place your full name, school name, grade level, and phone number in the top right-hand corner of your short answer response document and upload to your online admissions application.

Teacher Recommendation:

  • We require one recommendation from an academic teacher for each student applying for admission to MPP to better understand their academic background. School counselors and administrators may also complete the teacher recommendation form for students.
  • Click the link below to provide some important details about the recommender to the MPP Office of Admissions. After you submit your recommender’s information, the MPP Office of Admissions will immediately send an email to your recommender asking them to complete and submit the “Online Teacher Recommendation Form” to support your admissions application.

Submit Teacher Recommendation Request

Unofficial Academic Transcript:

  • Ask your School to provide you with a copy of your unofficial school transcript.
  • You will need it to upload to your online admissions application.

Student & Parent Admissions Interview (Phone or Zoom):

The Admissions Interview is a great way for you to learn more about MPP and to help us learn more about you! It’s just that, a conversation—nothing to be nervous about. Relax and be yourself! Interviews last about 20 – 25 minutes. Interviews are conducted via phone or Zoom by MPP Admissions Officers, MPP Professors, and Admission Ambassadors. 

The Admissions interview allows the MPP Admissions team to learn more about each prospective student, including:

  • What you love to do and what excites you
  • Ways you have impacted those around you
  • Your unique story and perspectives
  • College and career goals
  • Why you decided to apply for MPP and what you hope to gain from participating

To sign up for an admissions interview, click here. Alternatively, you can visit: to sign up for an interview.

  • After you sign up for an admissions interview, a confirmation email will be sent to the student’s or parent’s email address.

Important Note: Interviews are required to be considered for admission to MPP.

  • During the interview session, we will ask questions about the student’s academic and career goals, why they decided to apply for admission, extra-curricular activities, and more.
  • In addition, we ask parents questions to help us learn more about their son, daughter, or student.
  • Please be prepared to do most of the talking! Additionally, prospective students and their parents will be able to ask specific questions about the MPP Academy.

Supplemental Materials (Optional):

You May Send Us Up To Two Additional Recommendations From An Academic Teacher, Counselor, Or Advisor To Support Your Application For Admission.

Two Additional Recommendations

(Recommendations from family members and close family friends will not be accepted.)

  • As a matter of equity, MPP allows for only TWO additional recommendations beyond those required.
  • We ask that you only submit up to two additional recommendations from someone who knows you personally and whose perspective would add information not captured elsewhere in your application.

If you choose to submit additional Recommendations, please submit them directly through the appropriate Recommendation Request Form below:

  • Click Here to submit the Recommendation Request form from your Academic Teacher or Counselor.

For International Students: Evidence of English Language Proficiency

All applicants from countries outside of the USA, in which the official language is not English, are required to submit official evidence of English language proficiency by taking a standardized test called the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL is administered by the Educational Testing Service. You can obtain detailed information from the TOEFL website, or contact TOEFL Services, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, (609) 771-7100.

This requirement applies to applicants from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Latin America, the Middle East, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, most European countries, and non-English-speaking countries in Africa.

If you have completed at least one year of full-time academic coursework with grades of B or better in residence at a recognized U.S. institution, you do not need to take a standardized test. Instead, you must upload an unofficial transcript from a recognized U.S. institution.

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