UE Partners with Medical Professions Academy

University of Evansville Partners with Medical Professions Academy
Posted on 10/17/2018
The University of Evansville and the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Medical Professions Academy (MPA) have partnered for a new initiative to provide scholarships to MPA students, as well as integrate UE faculty and resources into the MPA program. The partnership also will help increase the pool of qualified medical professionals in the area.

Through the partnership, students who successfully complete the MPA program and who are admitted to UE will be offered a minimum of $20,000 in annual scholarships. In addition, UE will provide faculty and resources that will help enhance the learning opportunities students receive through the program.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for us and our students,” said Andrew Freeman, MPA administrator and Central High School assistant principal. “Being able to partner with such an esteemed university will not only provide our students with valuable knowledge, skills, and experiences, it also will provide them a way to help pay for their post-secondary education. With this partnership, we have the opportunity to make MPA an even better program, and provide more options for our graduates.”

The EVSC created the Medical Professions Academy, housed at Central High School, for high school students interested in pursuing careers in science, health care, and medicine. An integrated science, English, and technology curriculum, paired with hands-on learning and relevant internships and shadowing experiences, prepares students for post-secondary science, medical, and health profession majors.

“Students who have completed the EVSC’s MPA program are a step ahead,” said Kenton Hargis, director of admission at UE. “We are excited to partner with such outstanding students and start them on the journey down one of our many health profession career paths.”

For more information about health professions offered at the University of Evansville, visit www.evansville.edu/healthprofessions.

UE’s Health Science Preview Day on October 20 will offer a first-hand look at programs offered. Learn more or register at www.evansville.edu/visit.

More information on the Medical Professions Academy can be found at www.evscschools.com/mpa.