Project Academic, Career and Education experiences (ACEe)

This Program will be ONLINE in 2022. 

Program Description

This program is for students from the Greater Richmond/Tri-city area in grades 10, 11 and 12 with a minimum GPA of 3.0, who are interested in exploring a career in medicine. Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

The goal of Project ACEe is to serve as a pipeline program designed to increase the number of persons underrepresented in medicine and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds entering health professions.

Preference is given to students attending Richmond public schools, identify as an under-represented minority or from a disadvantage background.

Project ACEe is an after-school program that meets on Fridays for 90-minute workshops. Participants learn about different specialties and aspects of medicine through workshops and mentoring opportunities. Project ACEe participants receive preparatory information for successful admission to college and the medicine program at VCU.

Information Session

To learn more about Project ACEe, join us Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 5:00PM for a Virtual Information Session. Register here.
During this session, we will cover the academic requirements and prerequisites, the application process and answer any of your questions. It is encouraged for students interested in participating in our 2022 Project ACEe program to also come to the information session.

Program applications will be accepted online from October 14th to November 24th at

Program Dates

January 21 - March 25, 2022.



Contact information

VCU School of Medicine Office of Student Outreach at (804) 828-9630 or

Project ACEe is sponsored by the VCU School of Medicine and is designed to expose disadvantaged high school students to the medical profession and to increase the number of health care practitioners from disadvantaged backgrounds who will practice in the state of Virginia.

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