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Summer Pre-Matriculation Program

Summer Pre-Matriculation Program

July 2, 2018 – July 27, 2018

Program Overview

The Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP) is an intensive four week program coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Enrollment is prioritized for African American, Latinx, Native American and those committed to serving historically marginalized student populations. The goal of PMP is to strengthen the academic, professional, and social skills of new students as they enter graduate school. PMP curricula and competencies will be delivered in modules, and will be supplemented by professional development and SPH orientation services. Eligible PMP students will receive a stipend upon successful completion of the program.

The four week program begins Monday, July 2nd through Friday, July 27th from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The PMP curriculum is designed to introduce public health concepts and refresh your knowledge of quantitative methods, academic writing, and leadership development. In addition to the academic exposure, this is an excellent opportunity to get acclimated and form relationships with your future classmates. 



Academic Modules Professional Development/Leadership Modules
  • Orientation to UIC SPH programs & services
  • Quantitative fundamentals
  • Academic writing
  • Research and literature review fundamentals)
  • Research ethics
  • Overview of public health systems
  • Practicum and capstone experiences.
  • Guest lectures and field trips related to health disparities, community research, and other topics.
  • Careers in public health
  • Resume/portfolio development)
  • Communication skills & electronic etiquette
  • Mentoring relationships
  • Leadership & work style assessments
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • SPH Student Affairs services & activities
  • Campus tour – SPH buildings, library, UIC ID


Student applications will be review and recommended by Office of Diversity and Inclusion staff and academic coordinators for enrollment in the program. All recommendations are made in the best interests of the students, with the intention to provide a rich and rewarding stepping-stone into their public health academic program. Selected students will be notified by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Application Deadline: May 4, 2018


Complete our online application here. 

For additional information please contact:
Cecilia Macias:

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