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Lang Youth Medical Program

2019 Lang Youth graduates pose for photo

The Lang Youth Medical Program was established at NewYork-Presbyterian in 2003. The vision for this six-year science enrichment program was to inspire and prepare students in the Washington Heights and Inwood school district to gain acceptance into college, explore careers in healthcare, and become future leaders who give back to their communities. Today, this vision is flourishing. Every year, graduates of the Lang Youth Medical Program go to college, enter the healthcare professions, and some return to take positions at NewYork-Presbyterian and throughout their community.

Mission

Lang Youth’s mission is to inspire youth to achieve their college and career aspirations through hands-on learning and mentorship at a world-class academic medical center. Lang Youth cultivates an environment that enhances skills and prepares students for academic and personal success through:

  • Health career exploration: hospital tours, career panels, clinical rotations and summer internships
  • Health science education: hands-on science curriculum interweaving human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and public health
  • High school and college support: high school and college application assistance, SAT prep, college campus tours, and academic and career development opportunities for alumni
  • Mentorship: mentorship by healthcare professionals and undergraduate, graduate and medical school students
  • Psychosocial support: psychoeducational workshops for students and parents, assistance with referral to community providers to meet socioemotional needs, and individual and group support related to personal wellness