TAP MD is a program of Cincinnati MD Jobs at The Health Collaborative, designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine. The Health Collaborative aims to attract physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to our medical community, and TAP MD is a natural fit. This physician pipeline program is just one more way we work to increase the number of future Tristate urban and rural physicians.  To visit the TAP MD Facebook page, click here.

Over 140 students have graduated from the annual program, each attending monthly observation events with physicians in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. To enter this career exploring program, students must be strong academically (29 ACT and/or 1300 SAT), motivated, mature, dependable and have a positive attitude. The program’s ultimate goal is for over 50% of our students to pursue a career in medicine at the completion of the program.

A Strong Start for the 2016 TAP MD Class

TAP MD kicked off its 6th year in February with the largest class to date: 49 students! The students observed a live nephrectomy (kidney removal surgery) at UC Health Surgical Amphitheater. Dr. Tayyab Diwan walked them through the removal of a donor kidney for transplantation, from start to finish. We are excited about our 2016 TAP MD Class, and the experiences they will have at area hospitals, as we continue building our regional physician pipeline. Hats off to Heleena McKinney, Recruitment Coordinator for Cincinnati MD Jobs and TAP MD, for leading this program!

In the News

The kickoff event has enjoyed some media attention: Channel 5 WLWT covered the kickoff, Channel 9 WCPO picked up the story, and UC Health’s Media Room also posted coverage on their website.