Harvard's World Pre-Health Conference (WPC) has hosted an annual conference with exceptional speakers who have fostered education and growth within the pre-health and pre-medical community, especially for underrepresented pre-health students and the future health leaders of tomorrow.
We need your support to expand our financial aid program, which to assist underrepresented and low-income students in attending the World Pre-Health Conference. Through this program, we aim to ensure equal access and opportunity for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to participate in this transformative event.
Attending the conference would not only help these students form lifelong connections, but also provide them with resources and lessons that will benefit them in their future professional lives. Many expenses come with attending the conference, including travel costs, hotels, transportation, and food. Thus, we are asking for your support in helping us cover the cost of attendance (costs for travel, stay, living expenses, etc.) for as many students as possible.
The first international pre-health and pre-clinical conference of its kind, WPC aims to organize a hybrid worldwide conference and supplementary programming with three primary missions:
- To create mentorship/support systems for pre-health and pre-clinical students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds and centered on human rights and medical progress;
- To offer professional/personal enrichment opportunities for pre-health and pre-clinical students;
- To foster in-depth, progress-making conversations related to current health issues, with expert context and student views.
We recognize that the circumstances of today have resulted in at times polarized and divided communities of medicine, and accordingly, WPC was created to bridge divides and increase international collaboration regarding health. WPC will feature novel keynotes, conversation-sparking events including a medical case studies competition, and an extensive physician mentoring program, all to foster accessibility and progress in health.
Since our founding in 2020 to combat medical educational disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have expanded to reach 3,500+ high school, undergraduate, and medical school students from over 100 countries.
Last year, we were privileged to host fantastic speakers such as Francis Collins, Special Advisor to President Biden for Special Projects; Eric Rubin, Editor-in-Chief at the New England Journal of Medicine; Thomas Peng, CEO of the Peace Corps, and other esteemed individuals who have all personally experienced the impact our conference has on students' educational and professional journeys.
Thank you so much for your generosity!