Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science honored more than two dozen students in its College Bound/Project PREP Summer Institute at the completion of a summer program designed to introduce high school and community college students to careers in science and medicine.
In addition to science, the six-week program funded by The California Wellness Foundation offered instruction in basic skills needed to strengthen college preparation.
Students were given an overview of various health professional fields and were taught the importance of setting and achieving goals. They attended workshops in writing, math, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and microscopy. Students were lectured about the value of community service, received instruction in money management and were taught how to access financial aid and scholarships.
Student participants had an average GPA of 3.53. They included one student from West LA College and the remaining attended the following schools: King/Drew Magnet, Washington Prep, Inglewood, Harvard Westlake, Crenshaw Gifted, Oxford Academy, Lynwood, Fremont, Narbonne, Verbum Dei, Culver City, Animo Justice Charter, Foshay Learning Center, City Honors, Century Academy of Excellence, Duke Ellington, Frederick Douglas Charter and Long Beach Poly.