MERIT aims to inspire students from low-income communities to pursue careers in medicine by preparing them for the rigorous challenges that lie ahead. MERIT Scholars will learn the importance of organization, cooperation, and reflection while cultivating a deep understanding of their individual roles in solving America’s health disparities through a holistic approach including a Saturday curriculum focused on SAT Prep and the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, longitudinal mentoring by undergraduate and medical students, paid summer internships focused on clinical and research experiences, and college admissions guidance. MERIT Scholars are selected as sophomores through a written application process followed by a four-week tryout (the Medical Leadership Course) which assesses applicants on our five core values: passion for medicine, tenacity, community, ownership of future outcomes, and professionalism. MERIT Scholars will leave the program with an intense passion for pursuing medicine, a clear vision of how to achieve that goal, a toolkit of knowledge and skills necessary for success in future academic endeavors, and a close-knit community of peers and mentors who will continue to work collaboratively toward their collective goal of becoming physicians. For more information, visit our website at www.meritbaltimore.org.
13 Youth/Children registered and below is the list of Adults/Mentors registered (as of 10/22/12):
Omoye (Oye) Imoisili
Joohyung (Eric) Lee
J. Corey Williams