Do you know a Springfield-area high school or junior high student who dreams of becoming a doctor? The Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program, or P4, gives young people a head start into medical careers and provides them with early mentors within the Springfield medical community.
- Lead by SIU physicians and scientific research faculty, medical students and District 186 educators
- after-school sessions
- open to all high school students from Springfield schools
Participating students are chosen through a competitive process by a committee that includes SIU and District partners, as well as community representatives. Applications must reflect superior academic performance and attendance, a high level of motivation and sincere interest in becoming a physician. The committee also gives consideration to students with a disadvantaged socioeconomic background or the potential to become a first-generation college graduate.