The Health Occupation Program (HOP) and Stem Career Intervention Program (SCIP) are offered through the NWDP to serve as a diversity pipeline in healthcare careers. HOP and SCIP are two 16 week programs for 9th (HOP) and 10th (SCIP) grade high school students who have a specific interest in health professions and/or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (non healthcare related) professions. Students in this program will meet twice a month throughout the academic school year for a career lecture series which includes hands-on activities to engage them in respective health careers. 
There are twenty slots in each programs for students who demonstrate an interest in the health professions or other STEM related fields. The NWDP selection process is competitive. We look for students who demonstrate leadership skills and a high aptitude for science/mathematics and technology. Preference will be given to students who reside in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. For more information, please contact us.

Alumni Testimonials

I made lifelong friendships while learning about numerous medical/STEM careers with hands-on experience in the pharmacy lab, medical simulation lab, and more.

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