Family and Social Medicine
Montefiore Health Opportunities Program
The Montefiore Health Opportunities Program (Monte H.O.P.) is a summer enrichment program for students interested in health careers who come from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. The program is also open to individuals typically considered underrepresented in the health care industry.
Created in 2002, Monte H.O.P. has graduated over 171 students with the goal to promote, educate and encourage these youth to pursue careers in health . Monte H.O.P. is one of a number of student programs teaching students about the healthcare industry and is also a partner program within the Bronx Science and Health Opportunities Partnership (BxSHOP) .
Students accepted into the Monte H.O.P program gain valuable knowledge and professional skills through:
- Interactive-health related workshops (suturing, casting, anatomy lab, etc.)
- Visits to health-related organizations throughout New York City (ex: March of Dimes, WIC Centers, Morris Heights Birthing Center, NYC Department of Health, etc.)
- The observation of health care professional-patient interactions (medicine, nursing, physical therapy, etc.)
- Resources geared toward the continued development of professional skills (ex: resume writing, interview skills, health paper writing, project presentation, etc.)
- Health Equity and Prevention Primer modules meant to create young advocates looking to prevent health inequalities and pursue health and safety of all patients.