Learner Development, Engagement, and Support

We support the cultural, academic, and professional development of learners at the School of Medicine.

Mentoring and Professional Development

We provide URiM SOM learners with professional development seminars, mentorship with staff, faculty, and alumni through our programs.  

  • EMPACT (for URiM MD learners) 


Learner Support

We foster a culture of inclusion in which learners experience a genuine sense of belonging, engagement, and achievement through educational workshops, cultural and social events, and opportunities for learners to express their concerns to encourage exploration and continual learning and engagement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Hamilton E. Holmes Lecture
  • Chat n Chew Series (MD programs)
  • Snack n Chat Series (Health Professions programs)
  • Educational Sessions on:
    • Implicit Bias 
    • Upstander Response 
    • Cultural Humility 

Pipeline Development

National HCOP Academy at Emory

The National Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy at Emory is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The HCOP Academy at Emory, is a collaborative partnership between Emory University School of Medicine (EUSOM), Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) and Southeastern Primary Care Consortium, Inc. Atlanta Area Health Education Center (AHEC). The EUSOM Office of Multicultural Affairs facilitates programming under the HCOP Academy at Emory. These programs include the Emory Pipeline Collaborative (EPiC), Health Professions Readiness Education Program (HealthPREP) at Emory, and the HCOP Ambassadors Program. Through many collaborative efforts, the HCOP Academy at Emory provides support for students from high school to the completion of their health profession or medical degrees. 

Pipeline Programs

We develop and manage programs and support activities that encourage entry of students, traditionally underrepresented in medicine, to careers in the health professions. The HCOP Ambassador Program encompasses learners that span K-12 through graduate school. Pipeline Programs that include HCOP ambassadors are indicated with an asterisk (*).

K-12 Pipeline

Providing early exposure and access to careers and programs in the science and health professions through:

Pipeline for Undergraduate and Post Baccalaureate Students

Execute summer programs for undergraduate and post-bach students to explore and learn about medical school and health professional graduate programs through the Health Preparation Readiness Engagement Program (HealthPREP)


Pipeline for Graduate, Medical, and Professional Learners

We provide application and informational support to medical subspecialties and academic medical opportunities to existing URiM medical students and graduate trainees.

Community Engagement

We enable learner participation in community education initiatives and programs.

Mentoring Opportunities

We provide opportunities for all EUSOM learners to serve as mentors and instructors in our pipeline programming.

Youth (K-12) Engagement

Providing School of Medicine learners more meaningful opportunities to engage with K-12 learners in area schools to enhance their own development and interest in health careers.

Pre-Health Undergraduate Engagement

Providing undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to educate and cultivate future generations of health professionals historically underrepresented in medicine through our programs.

Our Partners:

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Elevate MD logo
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Atlanta Metropolitan State College


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