Professional Achievement Training for Transdisciplinary Health (PATH) Emerging Leaders Program

PATH Emerging Leaders Program is a two-week, residential program at the University of New Mexico for underrepresented students who will be seniors in high school or incoming college freshmen at a post-secondary college or university. PATH Emerging Leaders is designed to elevate learner skills and opportunities as leaders in health and health equity.

The PATH Emerging Leaders program is for future leaders in healthcare and health research who are dedicated to improving the lives and opportunities of people of color in New Mexico and across the globe. This experience exposes, engages and inspires African American youth and other underserved youth from all over New Mexico to pursue science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) careers through programs and partnerships with local organizations. Participants will access strong STEM-H education and career exploration opportunities.

PATH is POSTPONED until Summer 2021

We encourage students interested in PATH to apply to our other summer programs for High School Students: Health Career Academy or Undergraduate Health Sciences Experience Program

Precollege Summer Program

During the two-wee PATH Emerging Leaders Program participants will reside in UNM dorms, have the opportunity to network with other like-minded students, health professional experts and other future leaders in New Mexico and at the University of New Mexico. Enjoy a challenging and rewarding program that includes:

  • Clinical shadowing
  • Public Health Promotion Project
  • 1-on-1 Mentoring
  • Equity and Anti-Oppression Training
  • Leadership Training
  • Great connections and college readiness experience
  • Free meal plan
  • $500 stipend upon completion of the program

PATH Requirements

In order to successfully complete the program, you must:

  • Commit to the full two-week program, plus a one-day orientation, and the graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 11.
  • Live on campus during program dates. You may not bring your own vehicle.
  • Comply with campus policies regarding conduct, academic honesty and lawful behavior.
  • Eligibility

You're eligible to apply for PATH if you are:

  • A resident of New Mexico with a valid Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (for stipend purposes).
  • A rising high school senior or incoming college freshman at a post-secondary college or university with a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Interested in pursuing a health career that addresses inequities in the African American community and other communities of color.

How to Apply

You must submit the following documents to be considered for the program:
  • Student application
  • Two short essays
  • One recommendation letter
  • One unofficial copy of your transcript