The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, home of The Mütter Museum, is now accepting applications for three unique STEM-focused programs for Philadelphia youth.
Best known for its world-renowned medical history museum—the Mütter Museum—The College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers a variety of successful science-oriented programs especially for Philadelphia teens from low-income families, commmunities affected by violence, and youth who identify as LGBTQ.
The KJF Program seeks to foster interest in the healthcare field through hands-on learning and interaction with real professionals. Enrollment is open to rising Philadelphia 10th graders who attend a public, charter, or parochial school and qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch.
The program provides academic counseling and support to better prepare students to go to college. Since its inception in 2009, 100% of the Fellows who have completed the Program have graduated from high school and 91% enrolled in a two- or four-year college.
The Teva Internship is a year-long STEM and social-justice oriented program aimed at intellectually-curious Philadelphia high school students who have been directly affected by violence and want to make a difference in their communities.
Through a variety of educational programs, these students explore the impact of violence upon themselves and their communities, while improving their understanding of science, technology, and medicine. Any rising 10-12th grader currently enrolled at a school in the Philadelphia School District (including charter schools) is welcome to apply.
Out4STEM is a unique program, specifically for Philadelphia’s LGBTQ youth interested in health and STEM. Out4STEM offers instruction, mentorship, academic support, and college/career preparation in an inclusive, safe space. Drawing on the resources of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum, the program aims to promote resilience, peer support networks, and diverse educational experiences.
The Karabots Junior Fellows Program is made possible through the generous contributions of Nicholas and Athena Karabots and the Karabots Foundation. The Teva Pharmaceuticals Internship program is made possible through a generous grant from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.