Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
Sponsored by grant 1R25GM62003-01 of the Bridges Program of NIGMS
For information call Ms. Alice Trust at (718) 368-5502 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Medgar Evers / Kingsborough Bridge Program will establish an educational environment and mechanism to increase the number and quality of undergraduate students completing an Associate Degree in Science who continue to the Bachelor's level with an ultimate aim of entering a career in biomedical research. The transition period between completing the A.S. degree and entering into a B.S. degree program can be a serious stumbling block, impeding the progress of well qualified and potentially successful students. This is an especially serious issue for minority students who continue to be grossly underrepresented in the fields of biomedical research. Our aim is to actively promote the academic success of minority students by establishing a two year long intervention and enrichment program using the combined resources of Medgar Evers College and Kingsborough Community College, both of which are located in Brooklyn. The program will promote student interest, excitement and ability to pursue biomedical studies; student awareness of the accessibility of biomedical careers through continuation of their education; improve student verbal, written, mathematical and social skills to provide them with the basics to successfully pursue biomedical careers; promote student realization of the relationships of biomedical studies to all aspects of their lives because the biomedical sciences are a major driving force in society; and provide a smooth transition into a senior college for students graduating from Kingsborough Community College. To achieve this and better prepare our students, who will be the next generation of biomedical researchers, Medgar Evers College and Kingsborough Community College have formed an academic partnership to improve our already good relationship, strengthen all meaningful components of our programs and initiate innovative strategies.