The Health Collaborative initiated 47 students from the Tristate to its 2017 TAP MD program last week. Now in its seventh year, the TAP MD program is designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine.
The TAP MD program is part of The Health Collaborative’s Cincinnati MD Jobs service, which aims to increase the number of future Tristate urban and rural healthcare providers by attracting physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to our medical community.
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) and have a demonstrated interest in exploring a career in the medical field. The program’s ultimate goal is for over 50% of our students to pursue a career in medicine at the completion of the program.
Students in this year’s TAP MD class represent students from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and from public, Catholic, private, and STEM schools. Congratulations to the 2017 TAP MD class!