The TAP MD program of Cincinnati MD jobs, the area’s only physician recruitment enterprise, has announced their largest class of 41 local high school juniors since the program’s inception in 2011. TAP MD is designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine.

“This group of young scholars is the future of health care for Greater Cincinnati,” shares Heleena McKinney, recruitment coordinator for Cincinnati MD Jobs. “Our community has identified a real need to increase the number of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing in urban and rural settings across the TriState, and TAP MD is a key component in developing a pipeline of future health care leaders.”

Just over 100 students have been selected for the program since it was first initiated by the Greater Cincinnati Health Council in 2011. The one-year program begins in January and allows the high school students to explore potential careers in health care through observation and hands-on activities. Students visit area health care facilities to watch live procedures including surgeries and MRIs, and are invited to try their hand at minor tests and procedures using training mannequins.

Medical partners for the program include organizations such as Atrium Medical Center, Christ Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Center for Simulation and Research, TriHealth, UC Health and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Students selected for the prestigious program must have strong academic skills, with a minimum ACT score of 29 or SAT score of 1300. Students must also exhibit high motivation to succeed, dependable behavior, and a positive attitude.

This year’s class of 41 students originates from 25 high schools across Greater Cincinnati with 11 schools new to the program this year. For more information visit http://cincinnatimdjobs.com/tap-md/.