Los Angeles Pediatric Society

The Los Angeles Pediatric Society (LAPS) established the Eve and Gene Black Summer Medical Career Program in 1969 with a purpose to encourage high school students to choose careers in the health professions. Self-described as a medial mentor program, students are selected to work under the supervision of a health care educator/medical facility coordinator at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital. Participants shadow various medical professionals (nurse, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician, physician and/or medical specialist etc.) who together provide a range of patient care services. 

Program Application 
Application – Closed. Applications are open from November to February; selected participants are notified in April.

Contact us: 
Call our office at 323-563-5800 or email lapeds@cdrewu.edu with questions about the application process or with general LAPs inquires.