Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Scholars Program


The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Scholars Program is a partnership between Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University.

The Program uniquely builds on the collective expertise of five outstanding institutions to expand health careers preparation for minority and disadvantaged students from junior high school through medical school with the goal of increasing competitiveness for medical school.  Ultimately, we expect that our scholars will have the humanism, professionalism and interpersonal skills required of a future physician caring for a diverse population.

Program Information: 

Funded by the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Grant no. D18HP10627 from the U.S. Departmant of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration.


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Contact Us

Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons
Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs 
104 Haven Ave, Suite 10-03
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305-4157

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Office of Special Programs 
185 South Orange Avenue
Medical Science Building, B–624
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 972-3762

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Center for Multicultural & Community Affairs 
1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1035
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 241-7655

Manhattan-Staten Island AHEC 
127 West 127th Street, Suite 221
New York, NY 10026
Phone: (212) 534-2432
Fax: (212) 534-2478

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
500 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY  11549
Phone: (516) 463-7550

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