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Congratulations to the new class of students entering P4: Physician Pipeline Preparatory Program! 

Students enter P4 when they are high school freshmen and continue through their senior year. This program is offered in partnership with SIU - School of Medicine.  This four-year experience familiarizes them with medical school coursework, admissions processes, test-taking skills, critical thinking and specialty training. The curriculum, developed by faculty and staff from SIU- School of Medicine and SPS District 186:

  • Special lectures
  • Physical skills-training
  • Job shadowing
  • Problem-based learning (PBL)
  • Laboratory aptitude
  • Research
  • College-planning seminars
  • Supplemental instruction in college-level science, technology, engineering and math courses 
  • Mentoring activities modeled after medical school education programs 

SIU Medicine physicians and scientific research faculty, medical students and educators from District 186 lead the after-school sessions.