PRomoting Inner-City Youth in Science and Medicine (PRISM) looks to encourage inner-city youth to explore science and medicine career opportunities through mentor-guided, interactive educational opportunities and activities.
Started by Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) students, and maintained through our collaboration with the Northwestern University Science Club and the Pedersen-McCormick Boys & Girls Club, the PRISM curriculum is structured around the clinical case. The students interview “patients” with a specific disease and then conduct hands-on activities and experiments to better understand disease development.
In addition to these activities, PRISM invites a variety of professionals from medical and scientific careers to interact with students and guide and encourage them to pursue science careers. Students also have opportunities to participate in field trips to labs and hospitals.
Learn more about PRISM and how to get involved via the links below.
For additional information, contact Samuel Harvey and Jonathan Anker at the Prism Mentors Mailbox.
More on PRISM
Find out more about the PRISM program from our recent article on the main Feinberg website.