Lang Youth Medical Program

A large group of children and young adults who participated in the Lang Youth Medical Program.

Established in 2003, the Lang Youth Medical Program (Lang Youth) at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) is a medical pipeline program that prepares young adults from the Washington Heights and Inwood community for careers in science and medicine. Each year, 14 exceptionally bright 6th graders currently attending public schools in Washington Heights and Inwood are selected to participate in Lang Youth, convening on the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia campus every Saturday during the academic year and five days each week during July. Over the course of six years, Lang Scholars are provided with a challenging “miniature medical school”, public health and college preparation curriculum, mentorship and guidance by some of the most distinguished minds in medicine and science, and access to state-of-the-art healthcare facilities at a world-class academic medical center. What’s more, Lang Youth strives to cultivate social responsibility and activism among Lang Scholars through community health outreach and service education projects.