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Programs Offered

Clinical Health Program (CHSP)

The Clinical Health Summer Program (CHSP) is a seven-week experiential learning opportunity held each year for underrepresented minority and disadvantages students accepted to a health science or health related field at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).  The program is designed to provide students with experience in a health delivery system based on their current medical or health focus. The CHSP is a summer program conducted in conjunction with Duke University Medical Center. It is an educational work learning experience in which students are placed in a 40-hour per week position directly under the supervision of health and medical professionals. Health science seminars are conducted providing an opportunity to network and interact with a variety of health care professionals. 

Boston University Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP)

This program is designed to provide an early decompressed transition into the medical school curriculum through provisional acceptance into medical school at the completion of two years of undergraduate study.

Students accepted into the Boston University School of Medicine Early Medical School Selection Program remain at their undergraduate colleges through their junior year and pursue programs of study that will best prepare them to spend their senior year at Boston University. Students enroll in at least one six-week summer course at Boston University in each of two summers prior to spending their senior year at Boston University.

Students should complete the maximum number of science courses required by NCCU prior to spending their senior year at Boston University. During their senior year at Boston University, students retain degree candidacy at NCCU while participating in individualized programs of study, satisfying the undergraduate academic requirements and participating in a decompressed transition into the medical school curriculum.

After earning a baccalaureate degree from NCCU, a student who performed at the prescribed level may matriculate at the Boston University School of Medicine during the next academic year. Having already fulfilled the requirements for certain medical school courses (those modular medical courses in which students obtained a grade of B or better); students are able to pursue a decompressed medical school curriculum. Upon completion of the medical school requirements (normally requiring four years), the degree of Doctor of Medicine is granted by Boston University.

Clinical Shadowing Program

The NCCU Health Careers Clinical Shadowing Program gives qualified students interested in attending professional schools of medicine and health an opportunity to observe a practicing health or medical professional close-up. These are invaluable learning experiences and students are encouraged to participate during their free time. All students must comply with established requirements set by the Center and the participating office or health facility. Students must be willing to sign “Clinical Shadowing Forms” stating the nature of the shadowing experience which are also signed by the attending physician, a facility administrator and the Director of Health Careers at NCCU. For more information, contact the Health Careers Center.

Inspirational Soaring Eagle Alumni Lecture Series

NCCU graduates who are currently in professional school are invited to speak with students about their undergraduate experiences which led them to enroll in their respective career programs. Also, former students who are now practicing in their chosen medical or health careers are invited to participate and discuss their practices and share any information that is helpful to students seeking to follow similar career paths. The presentations are usually offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays during the student activity hour which begins at 10:40 A.M. Announcements of these events are posted on campus prior to the scheduled events.

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