Pre-Professional Scholars Program

The goal of the NC A&T State University Pre-Professional Scholars Program (PPSP) is to develop a comprehensive, institutionally supported program that supports educational and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students interested in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, and Law. Therefore, a major programmatic focus is to provide meaningful opportunities that increase student’s exposure to the professions by strengthening existing relationships with professional and graduate degree granting institutions, supporting professional student organizations, identifying local professionals to serve as mentors and resources, and forming novel meaningful relationships with various universities and community partners.

How does the PPSP work? The PPSP serves as an umbrella program to support many of the professional development organizations on campus such as the NC A&T Minority Association of Pre-medical Students (MAPS), NC A&T Undergraduate Student National Dental Association (USNDA), NC A&T Black Law Students Association (BLSA) [to be implemented fall 2013], and the NC A&T Pre-Veterinary Club. Moreover, the PPSP sponsors entrance examination preparation courses, reading speed and comprehension workshops, professional presentations workshops, and an annual Professional Development Conference on NC A&T’s campus to provide networking opportunities with highly respected professionals, instruction in business etiquette, sessions on personal and professional development, and much more.

How can you participate in activities sponsored by the PPSP? Any NC A&T student interested in learning how to become a competitive professional may participate in most activities. Note: some activities require membership in a professional development organization described above. For more information on the PPSP, contact Dr. C. Dinitra White ( or visit our website at