What is HPREP?

The Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP) at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is a high school enrichment program aimed at recruiting high school students from Brooklyn, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented backgrounds, into science and medical fields.

HPREP is run by the Daniel Hale Williams Society of Downstate’s College of Medicine. Our organizational goal is to provide support, guidance and leadership opportunities to students who identify as underrepresented in medicine (URM) as well as to the community at large.


How much does it cost to attend? HPREP is free! We only require that you provide transportation to and fro campus and will attend ALL sessions.

How many students are accepted? 36 high-school students participate.

I am a senior in high school. Can I still apply? Unfortunately, not. HPREP is for 9th, 10th and 11th graders, only.

Where does the HPREP sessions take place? All sessions will be at the SUNY Downstate campus located on 395 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, New York 11226.

Who runs HPREP? HPREP is an entirely student-run. Participants will primarily work with first and second year medical students.

Since HPREP at Downstate is run by students from the College of Medicine, will I be exposed to other healthcare professionals? Yes! HPREP is for people who are interested in any and all healthcare professions. You will get the chance to hear from and speak with students who are enrolled in the following programs; nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, graduate studies and more.

I forget to send in my consent form, but I completed the online application. Can I still submit it after the application deadline? Late applications or application materials will NOT be accepted after the deadline [Sep. 30 at 11:59 PM]. Only completed applications will be reviewed. Please complete application and submit materials before the deadline!

Leadership Team

HPREP Co- Directors: Lynn N. Benson (MS2) and Shivani Hewitt (MS2)

DHWS Vice-President: Jasmine Walker (MS3)