Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program (P4)

September 17, 2013

Dear students, families, community members and staff,
Springfield Public Schools is currently accepting applications for a new cohort of students for the Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program (P4). Any freshman during the 2013-2014 school year who is in good academic standing is encouraged to apply. The student should have demonstrated academic excellence in 8th grade as well.

The P4 partnership between Springfield Public Schools and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine recruits a diverse group of students who want to become physicians and provides support, leadership opportunities, and a variety of hands-on experiences to assist them in pursuing this goal.

We ask for your support in helping to promote the program and recruit student candidates.

Applications will be available at www.sps186.org/P4. This opportunity is open to all students who live within SPS school boundaries (including parochial schools). Students must live within the Springfield Public School District 186 boundaries.


IMPORTANT DATES

September 17, 2013 Applications available online

September 26, 2013 Informational Meeting
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place: S.I.U. School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge,
2nd Floor, South Auditorium

October 8, 2013 Application Deadline
Time: By 4:00 p.m.
Place: Security Office Desk at S.I.U. School of
Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge

October 14, 2013 Accepted Applicants Notified

October 21, 2013 (week of)
Interviews held at SIU School of Medicine

October 30, 2013 Acceptance and non-acceptance letters mailed

November 5, 2013 Deadline for students to confirm acceptance

November 7, 2013 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
P4 Student/Family Informational Meeting
SIU School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge,
South Auditorium, 2nd Floor

November 11, 2013 (week of)
Public announcements of P4 student participants

Fall Module Dates
November 7, 2013 P4 Student/Family Informational Meeting
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SIU School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge,
South Auditorium, 2nd Floor
November 12-14, 2013 Week 1, First Module of Study (11/11/13 is a holiday)
November 18-21, 2013 Week 2, First Module of Study

Winter Module Dates
January 7, 2014 P4 Student/Family Informational Meeting
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SIU School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge,
South Auditorium, 2nd Floor
January 22-23, 2014 Week 1, Second Module of Study
January 27-29, 2014 Week 2, Second Module of Study

Spring Module Dates
April 22, 2014 P4 Student/Family Informational Meeting
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SIU School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge,
South Auditorium, 2nd Floor
May 5-8, 2014 Week 1, Third Module of Study
May 12-15, 2014 Week 2, Third Module of Study

Contact:
Nalo Mitchell
Springfield Public Schools
nalom@sps186.org
217/525-3047