Scholar-athletes With Academic Goals Initiative

Welcome to the Scholar-athletes With Academic Goals (SWAG) Initiative.

The SWAG Initiative is a pipeline program for scholar-athletes in junior high, high school, and college students interested in science and medicine. Our consortium organizes summits and symposiums to build the SWAG network and funnel our members to various programs and create academic opportunities.

Participation in athletics and academics is an exciting dynamic. It requires the unique abilities of tenacity, determination and a commitment to excellence. Student-athletes develop character traits of self-confidence, dedication to tasks, resilience, and time management, which are also important for success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). SWAG focuses on scholar-athletes seeking careers in the sciences and health professions.

We are always looking to connect with schools and programs that have the SWAG vision. If you have any questions and want to join our meetings and listserv, please feel free to contact us at SWAG@mssm.edu.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

SWAG Affiliated Programs:

Mount Sinai Programs

Name of Program

Contact Information

Center for Excellence in Youth Education

Contact:  Alyson Mehr, Program Director

212-241-7655, ceye@mssmu.edu

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Contact: 212-241-6696, admissions@mssm.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Contact: 212-241-6696, admissions@mssm.edu

Medical Discovery of Careers (MedDOCs)

Contact: mount.sinai.meddocs@gmail.com

Physician Scholars Program

Contact: 212-241-6696, admissions@mssm.edu

Primary Care Scholars Program

Contact: 212-241-6696, admissions@mssm.edu

MD/PhD Program

Doctorate of Medicine / Doctor of Philosophy

Contact: Bianca Taylor, MD/PhD Program Manager, bianca.taylor-starobin@mssm.edu

MD/MPH Program

Doctorate of Medicine / Master of Public Health

Contact: 212-824-7292, publichealth@mssm.edu

DPM/MPH Program

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine / Master of Public Health

Contact: Lisa K. Lee, MA, Dean

212-410-8007, llee@nycpm.edu

MD/MSCR PORTAL Program

Doctorate of Medicine / Master of Science in Clinical Research

Contact: 212-241-4429

MSW/MPH Program

Master of Social Work /Master of Public Health

Contact: 212-824-7292, publichealth@mssm.edu

MD Program for Global Health Education

  • Global Health Summer Scholars Program
  • Global Health Scholars Program
  • Distinction in Global Health
  • Global Health Curriculum
  • Global Health Electives
  • Mount Sinai- CDC Fellowship

Contact: GlobalHealthEd@mssm.edu

Girls Empowered in Medicine and Science (GEMS)

Contact: Listserv

Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program Icahn School of Medicine

Contact: 212-241-6696, admissions@mssm.edu

 

Other Programs

Name of Program

Contact Information

Black Men In White Coats

Contact: contact@blackmeninwhitecoats.org

Diverse Medicine

Contact: info@DiverseMedicine.org

Black & Latino Men in Medicine (BLMiM)

Contact: Dr. Maurice Hinson, Founder,

blmim.2016@gmail.com, elo2010@med.cornell.edu

Science and Leadership in Medicine (SLiM) Mentoring Program

Contact: Dr. Maurice Hinson, Founder,

blmim.2016@gmail.com, elo2010@med.cornell.edu

Mentoring In Medicine, Inc.

  • Program #1 - MIM After School, Lunch & Learn or Saturday Program (Nationwide)
  • Program #2 - Advanced Biology, Human Diseases & Biomedical Careers In-Class Program (Nationwide)
  • Program #3 - CHAMP Jr. for High School (Nationwide)

Contact: Dr. Lynne Holden, President & CEO, Founder

347-815-0738, info@medicalmentor.org

Manhattan – Staten Island Area Health Education Centers (AHEC): Summer Health Internship Program (SHIP)

Contact: 212-534-2432, mjackson@msiahec.org, infohcip@gmail.com

Manhattan – Staten Island Area Health Education Centers (AHEC): Health Careers Internship Program (HCIP)

Contact: 212-534-2432, mjackson@msiahec.org, infohcip@gmail.com

Manhattan – Staten Island Area Health Education Centers (AHEC): Community Health Experience (CHE)

Contact: 212-534-2432, mjackson@msiahec.org, infohcip@gmail.com

Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep HCOP Academy

Contact: info@neramedprep.org

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Summer Enrichment and Pipeline Programs

 

Explore Health Careers

Contact: feedback@explorehealthcareers.org

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Contact: 866-587-6337, shpep@aamc.org

Summer Program in Translational Disparities and Community Engaged Research (SPRINTER)

Contact: diversityprograms@downstate.edu

Health Professions Recruitment & Exposure Program (HPREP)

Contact:

Youth Education Through Sports, Inc. (YES, Inc.)

Contact: Russel Shuler, YESIncUSA@aol.com

PUMP Initiative

Contact: 929-430-5230,  mentor@pumpinitiative.org

Young Doctors DC

Contact: 415-496-9332, info@yddc.org

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

 

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

 

New York Medical College (NYMC)

 

Pace University

 

Riverside Hawks Youth Basketball NYC

Contact: Anthony “Tony” Hargraves

212-870-6811, ahargraves@riversidehawks.org

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem

Contact: 212-694-6051

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Bronx

Contact: 718-466-8000

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Brooklyn

Contact: 718-495-0863

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark

Contact: 973-705-3849

Eagle Academy for Young Men of Southeast Queens

Contact: 718-480-2600

Cardinal Hayes High School

Contact: 718-292-6100