For Prospective Students

Each year MetroPAP places students in metropolitan communities for a continual nine-month experience. Students work under the direct supervision of board-certified community preceptors and other specialists in the community hospital and clinic. Students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience participate in the program.

Read about Vanessa's MetroPAP experience.


  • One-on-one teaching/mentoring with preceptors
  • Increased confidence and competence in clinical and procedural skills
  • Continuity relationships with patients and extensive hands-on experience
  • Explore business-related aspects of medical practice
  • Develop leadership and healthcare finance knowledge
  • Examine and treat a large number of patients ranging from newborn to elderly
  • Eligible students receive a $20,000 tuition offset for participation in MetroPAP. Please visit the FAQ page for more information.

Residency Match

MetroPAP graduates consistently match into their top choice programs across specialties, with 100% match rates every year and over 90% of graduates matching to one of their top two program choices each year. 

“MetroPAP allowed me to dedicate nine months to an element of my medical education that is very important to me, which is learning to work with underserved patient populations and learning to identify and address social determinants of health in these patient populations. Because of MetroPAP, I was able to demonstrate to residency programs that I am both experienced with and dedicated to working with these patient populations.” -MetroPAP Alumni


  • A student should be a motivated, independent learner
  • Must pass the USMLE Step I Board Exam
  • Solid academic performance in medical school courses; passed all requirements to begin clinical experience
  • Must successfully complete Medicine I clinical clerkship prior to MetroPAP
  • Immunization schedule must be up-to-date