ODI Programs


SouthMed Prep Scholars

The SouthMed Prep Scholars Program (SMPS) is designed to enhance medical school access and success through two eight-week summer sessions that focus on research, MCAT preparation, the interview process, and continuous relationship building between prospective medical students and the USA College of Medicine. The SouthMed Prep Scholars Program is in the pilot phase with the following partnering institutions: Dillard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Tuskegee University and Xavier University. These partnerships are designed to enrich the diversity of the physician workforce.

Download the SouthMed Prep Application [Microsoft Word document].




Nkemdi Makes USA COM History!

We congratulate Nkemdi Agwaramgbo from Xavier University on making USA COM History! Nkemdi is the first student to complete Phase I and Phase II of the SouthMed Prep Scholars Program. Way to go, Nkemdi! Nkemdi did great on his MCAT and is on his way to medical school.


SouthMed Prep Scholars Participants… the List is Growing!

Ezinne Agwaramgbo, Xavier University (2016-2017)
Nkemdi Agwaramgbo, Xavier University (2015-2016)
Sydney Brown, Dillard University (2016-2017)
Randon Campbell, Morehouse College (2015)
Kiara Carmichael, Tuskegee University (2017-2018)
Sydney Labat, Xavier University (2016-2017)
Tyler Kelly, Xavier University (2017-2018)
Cara Joy King, Xavier University (2017-2018)
Alesha Westbrook, Spelman College (2017-2018)



Ezinne, Nkemdi and Sydney



Mrs. Hendrix, Dr. Haynes, Nkemdi, Randon, Dr. Dhanajah and Dr. Thomas Rich (SMPS Research Principal Investigators) pose following research presentations during the SMPS Research Day.



Dr. Haynes congratulates Nkemdi with a plaque following his completion of the SMPS Program.




N.A.M.E. Outreach at Alabama School of Math & Science: ASMS is among a few of the local schools partnering with USA Health Sciences Departments to help students "navigate a successful path to careers in healthcare."




From left: Dr. Monica Motley, President, ASMS; Averi Warren, ASMS student; Mrs. Hendrix, USA Diversity Coordinator; Jacobi McGrew, ASMS student; Ms. Apryle Williams, Director of Student Service, ASMS; and BreAunna Tucker, ASMS student


Other partnering local high schools include:

  • Baker High School
  • Blount High School
  • Citronelle High School
  • LeFlore High School
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal High School
  • The Bryant Career Technical Center

Contact us today to learn how your school can get connected to our USA N.A.M.E Outreach Program.


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