NHS STEM Pipeline Repository

National Health Sciences STEM Pipeline Repository

Once the preeminent global leader in technology and innovation, the United States now shares that top position as the pace and scale of information have escalated. Our leadership in the global economy demands that U.S. educators prioritize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) programming and literacy for all students. In particular, we must make efforts to accelerate the progress and parity of traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, African American, and Latinx communities.

The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) National Health Sciences Pipeline Repository identifies best practices related to STEM pipeline initiatives. The findings will inform a National Pipeline Center of Excellence at MSM that will help shape programs dedicated to increasing the number of underserved and historically marginalized learners entering health sciences careers.

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Did you know only 5% of active physicians are black.
Did you know 60% of women opt out of a stem career before college
Did you know women of color comprise of less than 2% of engineering professionals

The Planned Approach to Change

MSM is leading the effort to advance STEM pipeline initiatives in keeping with our more than 40 years of dedication to meeting the educational needs of promising students. The first of its kind, the MSM National Health Sciences Pipeline Repository will house state, national, and global pipeline data, analysis, and visualization to centralize best practices in pipeline initiatives and programs. A model of distinction, it will develop leaders capable of revolutionizing the trajectory of the health care industry and biomedical sciences through an inclusive educational paradigm. 

We will measure the longitudinal success of this vital pipeline initiative alongside the growth of programs that increase career possibilities in medicine, health, and science. Through a holistic focus on students, teachers, schools, parents, and communities, these programs account for and actively seek solutions to historical barriers.

Hear from Program Alumni

View videos on the impact the programs from the STEM pipeline have had on various alumni.


What We Do

Student Capacity Development

School-based mentoring programs offer students access to dedicated, non-parental adults who listen, guide, and seek to influence positive outcomes.

Student Capacity Development Programs

  • MSM Tuskegee Airmen Global (TAG) Academy CONNECT Mentoring Program (Grades 3 – 5)
  • MSM STEAM Academy (Grades 4 – 8)
  • MSM STEAM Academy (Grades 9 – 12)
  • High School & Young Adult Community Health Worker Training Program (HSYACHW) (Grades 10 – recent HS grads)
  • Reach One Each One (ROEO) (Grades 11 – 12)
  • Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy (Grades 11 – Graduate)
  • Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy (UHSA) (College Sophomores - Seniors)
  • Academically Prepared for EXcellence (APEX) (Rising Sophomores - Rising Seniors)
  • First Look and First Look: Health T.E.A.M. (Teaching Exposing And Mentoring)

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Parent Capacity Development

These programs assist parents by providing helpful resources that strengthen families and protect children from the social and political determinants of health that negatively impact their development.

Parent Capacity Development Programs

  • Smart & Secure Children (SSC) Parent Leadership Program

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Teacher Capacity Development

Teacher capacity development focuses on preparing educators to integrate STEAM programming into their teaching approaches, experiences, and learning environments.

Teacher Capacity Development Programs

  • DREAM to STEAM Teacher Fellowship Program Summer Professional Development Workshop
  • MSM-TAG Academy E-STEAM Pilot Program

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School Capacity Development

Community and higher education partners provide schools with advisement and access to experiences that enhance the curriculum and prepare students to excel.

School Capacity Development Board Involvement (Metro Atlanta)

  • Boyd Elementary School
  • Cleveland Elementary School
  • Harper Archer Elementary School
  • Long Middle School
  • Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy
  • Booker T. Washington High School
  • Brookwood High School
  • Central Gwinnett High School
  • Grady High School
  • McClure Health Science High School
  • Meadowcreek High School
  • South Atlanta High School
  • South Gwinnett High School (Health & Human Services Chairman Seat)

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Community Capacity Development

Community partnerships are key to keeping a pulse on the environment and shaping programming goals for the benefit of students, educators, and the community.

Community Capacity Development Program Benefits

  • Access to mentors and resources
  • Expanded capacity through volunteerism, contractual services, and financial support
  • Exposure to professionals in the field
  • Greater alignment and shared vision between stakeholders to ensure program quality and relevant learning experiences
  • Hands-on opportunities for students in various settings
  • New approaches to teaching and learning

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Take the NHS STEM Pipeline Survey

The survey is designed to gather information about the goals, objectives, strategies, funding resources, metrics, and outcomes of STEM pipeline initiatives. Findings will inform best practices for developing, managing, and sustaining these vital initiatives. We welcome you to participate if you are an Executive Director, Program Director, or have a decision-making role in developing and implementing pipeline programs and can share information about activities and outcomes.


By participating in this survey, you are joining in a vital effort that will help create thriving STEM and health sciences pipeline programs nationally, now and in the future.

The insights you share will help create national accountability and impact metrics for these crucial efforts. We are grateful for your experience and encourage you to use the public data repository as you work on your own pipeline initiatives.


Before You Get Started

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Set Aside 15-30 Minutes

The survey will take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. You can pause the survey and return to the questions.

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Gather Some Information

Questions require familiarity with your reports and data. You can access Terms and Examples for help as you respond.

Take The Survey 



1. https://www.aamc.org/data-reports/workforce/interactive-data/figure-18-percentage-all-active-physicians-race/ethnicity-2018