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 December or January and submission deadline is March. Please visit our website or contact the program manager, Ms. Whittaker, 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
Ms. Carol Whittaker, Program Manager
Department of Family & Social Medicine
Phone: 718.920.4678

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