- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
HealthCommittee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedFebruary 14th, 2019
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There are numerous barriers to underprivileged pre-health students gaining access to the shadowing hours they need to be competitive in admissions for health professions schools, including MD and nursing programs. The pilot program this bill prescribes would help level the playing field.
All VA hospital programs have student volunteer programs, which give student volunteers — including those who are on the pre-health track — exposure to the healthcare that the VA offers to veterans. There’s no need for another program to help underprivileged pre-health students.