Student Announcements

HPREP Application due November 2nd, 2011

posted Oct 17, 2011, 6:42 PM by Parvez Jamal   [ updated Oct 17, 2011, 6:43 PM ]


10th and 11th grade students !


Interested in getting into the

medical field or becoming a doctor?


The Weil Cornell Chapter of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is having its annual Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) for students. This is an excellent 10 week program for accepted students.


Application is due November 2, 2011

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program
The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) was developed in 1989 by the Weill Cornell chapter of the SNMA. It is now a national program addressing the issues of declining enrollment rates of underrepresented minorities, specifically in medicine and generally in the health professions. The program exposes high school sophomores and juniors to science-related activities. HPREP also teaches students about specific career fields and the steps needed to become a physician or other health care provider.

During the ten-week program, 10th and 11th grade high school students are exposed to physicians and health care professional from minority groups. These professionals give lectures on a broad range of topics and, in addition, the students participate in small group workshops led by medical students. The participants are also required to submit a short research paper on a pre-approved subject at the conclusion of the program.

For further information on these activities at Weill Cornell, please contact our chapter's coordinators at

Christina Chai
Peter Movilla
Vladimir Thomas

 HPREP 2012 Application Packet 

Student National Medical Association
Weill Cornell Chapter

The Curriculum

The Curriculum
The SNMA was established to serve the needs of the minority medical student and to produce an increasing number of minority physicians. In addition, the SNMA serves as a gateway of positive interaction with young minority students interested in a career in science and/or medicine. We are the future doctors of tomorrow and, as such, we have an obligation to serve as a resource for our communities.

Since 1974, Weill Cornell has fostered the educational pursuits of minority students interested in a career in medicine. Currently, Weill Cornell Medical College boasts a record of graduating over 400 minority physicians with numbers still rising. In addition, eighteen percent of our student body consists of underrepresented minorities as designated by the Association of American Medical Colleges. This percentage is among the highest in the nation as well as in New York State. Weill Cornell has a reputation of embracing medical students from many different walks of life and strives to diversify its student population in order to reflect the changing healthcare system.

YouTube Launches Science SpaceLab: What will you do?

posted Oct 15, 2011, 6:28 PM by Parvez Jamal   [ updated Oct 15, 2011, 6:32 PM ]

YouTube and Lenovo are sponsoring an exciting opportunity for high school students around the world to have their scientific experiments to be conducted in space. More information can be found in the video below or the link here. The deadline for submitting your video is the first week of December, 2011. If you and your team are interested in submitting your scientific method project that could be conducted in space, please see Dr. Irikura or Mr. Jamal from the Science Department in Room 440 during Period 7.

YouTube Video


FREE TRIP: Trek for Knowledge to Mali Africa through buildOn!

posted Oct 5, 2011, 12:20 PM by Parvez Jamal

Good afternoon everyone!  

Hope your week is going well.  

I am excited to announce that applications are now OPEN for the Trek for Knowledge 2011-12.  All three schools from Grand Street Campus will be going to Mali, Africa in February to build a school and engage in cultural activities for two weeks (one week during Mid-Winter Break).

I have attached the application (for students), so if you feel, you would be a good candidate and also have interest in the buildOn program.  Dedication and participation in the program is taken into account, but I would encourage ANYONE to apply!  Please forward your information to me so I can contact you.

Also, this week we will be participating in the NYC Freedom Walk to spread awareness about Human Trafficking.  I will send you further details.

Please let me know if you have any questions!!

In peace, 

Kimmy Kunkle
Program Coordinator

T: 347.948.4574

Did you know 95% of buildOn seniors go on to college and internationally we are finishing a school every six days?  
See how we do it by following our blog at buildOn From the Field.

Cornell University Hotel School of Administration Visit (10.11.11)

posted Oct 2, 2011, 11:49 PM by Parvez Jamal   [ updated Oct 2, 2011, 11:52 PM ]

Cornell University Hotel School of Administration will be visiting the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism 10/11/11 Conference Room 460 from 1 to 3. 

Students can register in room 405A by October 4th, 2011. 

Please Contact Ms. Powell for more details.

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