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HealthSuccess is a highly selective enrichment program for ninth through eleventh grade students who are from groups underrepresented in medicine and pharmacy. The program was developed for those students who are specifically interested in medicine or pharmacy and begin to allow them to learn about these fields early in their education. Students gain college readiness skills, medical and pharmacy school preparation through their participation in various activities and workshops. HealthSuccess programs are typically held monthly from September to May.

Health Professions Affinity Communities (HPAC)

The Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) is a program designed to support and guide 9th-12th graders who have an interest in extending their connection to, and preparing for, a career in the health professions. HPAC offers a host of academic and community-based experiences with the aim of empowering students to take charge of their academic and career development and make a difference in the health of their communities.

The HPAC model is a customizable program. Each HPAC school or community organization partner is guided by a process that helps them to develop a menu of programs from which to develop student plans.


MEDCAMP is a three-day, intensive experience designed to stimulate students' interests in the basic sciences and medicine and to expose them to career opportunities in those fields. The program is designed to provide "hands on" experiences in biomedical science workshops involving research, clinical problem-solving and an introduction to the field of clinical medicine.

Pathways to Pharmacy

To meet the rising demands of the health care industry and better prepare students to be competitive in the health care arena, the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and partners have designed and implemented a pharmacy workforce development program. Through mentorship, enrichment programs and industry exposure, we hope to expand student interest in the pharmacy profession and increase the number of students who graduate from high school and pursue pharmacy as a career.

The summer program is designed to expose persons from groups underrepresented in pharmacy as they consider pharmacy as a profession. Throughout the program, the students will learn from industry professionals both in the classroom as well as in multiple pharmacy settings within the community. The program is sponsored through a generous gift by Walgreens.

Brain Bee

The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Brain Bee is a live Q&A competition that tests the neuroscience knowledge of high school students. Students will compete to determine who is the “Best Brain.” All questions will be taken from the book, Brain Facts, which is a free download at

Competition is open to students between the ages of 14 and 18. Saturday tutoring sessions are available from 9 a.m. to noon starting Aug. 13, 2016. The winner of the NEOMED Brain Bee will qualify to attend the National Brain Bee Competition in Baltimore, Md. in 2016.