Established in 2003, the Lang Youth Medical Program at NewYork-Presbyterian inspires possibilities while promoting excellence in enrichment learning to students of Community School District 6.
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 thriving. Lang graduates go on to attend top colleges and universities throughout the country. With continued support from the program, more than half of its alumni choose to pursue degrees in healthcare and public health. Upon completing their studies, many have returned to NewYork-Presbyterian to work, serve, and provide exceptional patient care to the members of their community.
The Lang Youth Medical Program’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, SHSAT & 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