Programs for High School Students

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP)

The Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) is an 8-week, Saturday only, program dedicated to engaging High School students interested in the Health Professions. Students are chosen from disadvantaged school zones in all 5 boroughs of NYC. These students are mentored by SUNY Downstate students and participate in academic workshops, anatomy lectures  and lab with disection. HPREP equips students with academic skills needed for college and prepares them for study in health-related disciplines. All activities culminate in a final research presentation. HRPEP is coordinated and taught by student facilitators from our schools of various disciplines here at Downstate.

HPREP applications for 2023 are currenly closed.

Brooklyn Scholar Athletes with Academic Goals and Community Health Advicates Mentorship Program (BK-SWAG-CHAMPS)

The Brooklyn Scholar Athlete with Academic Goals & Community Health Advocates mentorship program (BK-SWAG CHAMPS) is a 4-week summer program that exposes High School scholar athletes to careers in healthcare that combine their interest in the health sciences with their love for sports. Student athletes are known to have a strong work ethic and leadership skills. They are dedicated, work well in teams, and have the confidence and drive for excellence. The same qualities needed for a career in healthcare. Students are provided with a unique opportunity to improve their performance on and off the court. The program is also dedicated to equipping the next generation of healthcare leaders with tools to address health disparities through health advocacy. Students participate in workshops on health disparities and community advocacy, they engage with providers in sports related healthcare fields and community leaders, they receive academic support, guidance and mentorship. Students learn ways in which they can enhance their game, their academic career and advocacy in the community. BK-SWAG/CHAMPS is open to all students interested in pursuing a career sports medicine, rehabilitation and public health.

Application Opens on December 4th, 2024.

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2024.

Apply Here


Brooklyn Scholar-athlete With Academic Goals (BK-SWAG) CPR Training Session