Bronx HOPE

Montefiore Health Opportunities

Montefiore Health Opportunities Program (Monte-HOP) promotes, educates and encourages underserved youth to pursue careers within the health fields. Students will gain valuable knowledge and professional skills through interactive workshops, mentorship by physicians, observation of physician-patient interactions, lecture activities and independent learning.

Specific Program Activities: 

  • Participate in interactive health-related workshops (suturing, casting, etc.)
  • Visit health-related organizations throughout New York City (March of Dimes, Morris Heights Birthing Center, NYC Department of Health, etc.)
  • Observe patient-physician interactions and gain knowledge about the medical interview
  • Develop and refine professional skills to pursue a career in a healthrelated field (resume development, interviewing skills, written healthaper, project presentation, etc.)


Must be a US citizen or a Permanent Resident

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds and who are from groups underrepresented in health fields will be considered.

Graduating High School Senior or College Freshman/Sophomore (ages 16–25)

Able to commute easily to program sites independently (commuter program, no housing available)

Application: Application process starts in January and submission deadline is March. Please visit our website for more information. Application can be found on program (website) 

Other: Students are stipend funded for their participation, as funding is available. 


Jenna Scholnick, M.D., Program Director
Deyanira Acevedo
Bedilia Jones

Department of Family & Social Medicine
Phone: 718.920.4678


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