Pathways Scholars Program

group of pathways scholars in front of the Washington memorial.

What IS the Pathways to Medicine Scholars Program?

HPP's Pathways to Medicine initiative supports students from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine (URM) in their pre-health aspirations. The Pathways Scholars Program provides a structured, committed opportunity for deeper experiential and intellectual growth. The Program was specifically designed through an experiential model, to explore the social determinants of health, understand issues of equity and disparity, connect students with mentors, and foster community.

What are the Goals of the Pathways Scholars Program?

  • Gain greater depth of knowledge, inspiration, and tools to understand and tackle social determinants and equity in health care through exposure to expert facilitators and robust discussions
  • Learn about innovative approaches for providing critical care to the most vulnerable in our society
  • Develop leadership skills, professionalism, ethical understanding, mindfulness, and compassion for a future in a health career
  • Connect with inspiring mentors
  • Connect with and reflect with peers in the community
  • Deepen motivation, growth, and success by exploring medicine in action

Student Testimonials

"The program was truly such a great experience. When I was a freshman I felt pretty lost being pre-med and felt very intimidated by people who were pre-med. This experience has made me more confident and found people that I can genuinely relate to. Programs like this are very important for the wellbeing of many students of color on campus and give us an outlet to have important discussions, but also have fun and be there for each other." 


"Best program I've ever done at Dartmouth."

Interested in Becoming a Pathways Scholar?

Look out for more information about the application in the next few months through our listserv! 

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