Summer Enrichment Program
The Summer Enrichment Program for pre-med students is a program in partnership between the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) held in late May or early June for four weeks. Students are provided academic enrichment preparation for their upper-level coursework, and an introduction to the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and critical thinking at UTEP. In addition, students spend mornings at University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) shadowing PLFSOM faculty physicians in a variety of clinical experiences and attend a daily one-hour lecture on topics related to applying to medical school, preparing for interviews, library research and perspectives on clinical topics. Class size is 20 students. Students from regional universities are given priority; others may apply on a space-available basis.
Below are pictures from the 2015 program with TTUHSC El Paso PLFSOM Assistant Director of Outreach Programs René André; Professor of Physiology Dr. Janssen; and Assistant Director from the ATACS Center Claudia Cortez.