Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE)

At the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE), we help more than 200 students each year from grade seven through college prepare for careers in science and health care. Housed in the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, CEYE operates a range of school-year and summer programs geared to youth belonging to groups that are underrepresented in medicine.

  • Day-with-a-Scientist Series
    Geared toward seventh and eighth graders, this full-day immersion experience teaches about a different major organ each session.
  • Biotechnology and Medical Research
    This is a two-year program for juniors and seniors attending the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering, offering classroom and lab experience in biotechnology.
  • The Lloyd Sherman Scholars Program
    Geared toward high school-aged boys belonging to groups that are underrepresented in medicine, this research preparation program offers classroom and laboratory training in DNA and technology.
  • Young Scientist Day
    A day-long lecture series supported annually by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this program is open to high school students who enjoy an interactive lab experience.
  • Summer Research Courses
    These six-week biomedical lab research courses are open to any eligible NYC public or charter school student.
  • Hospital Placement Program
    Intended for especially promising 12th graders, this program consists of a genetics and genomics course in the fall semester followed by a clinical internship in the spring.
  • Summer Hospital Program
    This six-week internship, open to eligible high school students, involves hospital or lab placements for academic study and career exploration.
  • Northeast Regional Alliance MedPREP (NERA)
    This three-year medical school preparedness summer program is open to eligible college students with permanent residency in New York or New Jersey.