Community Level

Career Help Advancement and Achievement Mentorship Program (CHAMP)

The purpose of the CHAMP program is to provide an integrated mentorship and well-being for a community of underrepresented minority (URM) medical and middle school students within the city of Pittsburgh to increase the pipeline of URMs and promote careers in pediatrics, medicine, and higher education.

The CHAMP program will develop a “mentorship and experience” bridge program between UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh School Medicine, UPMC Graduate Medical Education and its Office of Diversity, local mentorship program, community organizations, and local government agencies for URM medical students in Pittsburgh and our in-need neighborhood Pittsburgh public middle school, Arsenal. 

Read a summary of the CHAMP program (PDF) »