Minority Medical Education Program (MMEP) Scholar

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


This program provides a summer enrichment experience for minority college students who possess the academic qualifications that would gain entrance to medical school. The focus of MMEP has never been to advocate for different admissions standards according to race, but rather to better prepare minority students for the rigors of selection into medical school. The first authorization of MMEP came in 1987 with the funding of six sites throughout the United States. Since the days of that original cohort, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has increased both its funding for the program and the number of participating sites.
Granting OrganizationsThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation