Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

STEP-UP Program

SKMC Summer Training & Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Medicine​ Program

STEP-UP Medicine is a highly selective, intensive and comprehensive summer enrichment program for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in medicine and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds intending to apply to medical school. The purpose of the program is to expose students to a variety of aspects of medicine and enhance their candidacy for medical school. The eight-week, full-time residential program includes:

  • Formal Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparation through the Princeton Review Course
  • Comprehensive workshops focusing American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) application preparation, personal statement writing, and medical College interview preparation. 
  • Educational sessions on health policy, health disparities and health equity
  • Clinical shadowing experiences in fields such as Emergency Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Medical skills workshops such as suturing and venipuncture

STEP-UP Program Overview (Click for larger view)

STEP-UP Program Overview

Support the STEP-UP Program

Gifts to the STEP-UP Program allow highly-qualified students the opportunity to participate and thrive in a program they may not otherwise be able to afford. Philanthropic support ensures access for future students and enhancements to their experience. You can support the STEP-UP Program and the students it serves by making a donation below.