Western University COMP-NW in Lebanon, Oregon offers an outreach initiative called the DREAM Program to encourage underrepresented pre-med students to pursue a rewarding career in medicine, specifically as an osteopathic physician, to bridge the diversity gap, and to strengthen the patient-physician relationship in healthcare.
DREAM stands for Diversity Recognized Emphasized & Assimilated into Medicine. This program is an immersive four-day experience that provides participants a sneak peek of what it’s like to be in medical school through informative workshops (application process, finance, residency, and personal branding) and virtual activities (suturing, clinical procedures, ultrasound, and osteopathic manipulative techniques).
This program is free of charge.
Here are links for more information about program requirements and the application process:
Program Dates: Monday, July 19th, 2021 to Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
Application Deadline: Friday, May 14th, 2021