ARC - Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education - CUNY
In my old school they underestimated us. Gateway always challenged us. The teachers always believed that we could do the work they were giving us. I made my best friends and most dependable support system through Gateway. Darlene Gabeau-Lacet, MD Jamaica, Class of 1990 PhD (Neuroscience) and MD, Yale University Shippy Scholars 4 In 2007, the Gateway Institute was one of a select group of organizations invited by the Shippy Foundation to submit a proposal for consideration. Gateway was subsequently awarded a one-year grant for a project to increase the number of students qualifying for admission to selective colleges with the possible goal of attending medical school or PhD programs. In January 2008, the program launched with the selection of 45 high-achieving high school juniors as Gateway Shippy Scholars. The kick off meeting was hosted by Syracuse University at its New York City headquarters and featured a presentation aptly named “College 101.” The following month, the admission’s office Gateway Pipeline The New York State Department of Health awarded Gateway a $225,000 planning grant to develop a new medical pipeline program to address the under representation of minorities in medicine. The program, in which Gateway will collaborate with academic medical centers, at Stony Brook University hosted a program on the process of college selection. A third meeting took place at New York University hosted by the Office of Diversity and included a campus tour. The final meeting for the semester was hosted by Columbia University’s Academic Success Program and also featured a campus tour. In addition to the monthly meetings, Shippy Scholars attended a performance of the Lion King—for some their first Broadway production. In August 2008, Shippy Scholars will head north to attend the 18th Annual College and Careers Seminar at Rochester Institute of Technology. In September 2008, another forty students will be invited to join the program. school systems and colleges, will begin in the summer preceding the junior year in high school, and run through the junior year of college. The objective is to prepare and guide disadvantaged students into medical school.
The Gateway Program provided me with the tools and opportunities to build myself as a person and develop my interest in the sciences and medicine, which is now my professional focus. Uthman Olagoke Port Richmond, Class of 2007 Dartmouth, Class of 2011 Boston and Beyond In August 2007, the first Gateway program outside of New York City officially launched at the John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science in Boston. The O'Bryant Gateway is a partnership between the O'Bryant School and multiple institutions in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. The first fifty students have completed their ninth-grade year with strong academic results—42% achieved honor roll recognition, as compared to 16% of students in the regular O'Bryant ninth-grade program. Approximately 20 Gateway students will participate in summer internship programs at partner institutions, including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts College of Art and Simmons College. In May, Don Berwick, President of Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and Howard Hiatt of Harvard Medical School convened a conference in Boston chaired by Tom Payzant, former San Diego and Boston school Superintendent. CEO's from affiliated hospital networks around the country, along with their school superintendents, met to discuss possible Gateway replications in their cities. IHI, whose members represent a consortium of more that 4000 healthcare providers, is an independent organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Sherman Fairchild Funds Curriculum at Brooklyn Tech With funding from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Gateway is supporting the development of two advanced science courses at Brooklyn Tech: a comprehensive anatomy and medical problem-solving course and an integrated one-year biology and chemistry course. Working with math and chemistry teacher, Dr. Philip Jeffery, a Harvard Medical School graduate, 66 students have completed the requirements for both Science Regents exams in the first year. Gateway students will also participate in a summer seminar series at Mount Sinai Medical School. As a measure of Gateway’s success, the course enrollment will triple next year. Looking ahead, new initiatives at the school will include a science projects lab where students will conduct independent investigations under faculty supervision, space for a medical library to support a new research advisory curriculum, and a new Gateway office. Gateway will expand its student enrollment to 200 for participation in a new curriculum that incorporates medical imaging and clinical problem solving. 5