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About WPC

The first international pre-health and pre-clinical conference of its kind, the World Pre-Health Conference aims to organize a hybrid worldwide conference and supplementary programming with three primary missions: 


  1. To create mentorship/support systems for pre-health and pre-clinical students, particularly those from diverse backgrounds and centered on human rights and medical progress;

  2. To offer professional/personal enrichment opportunities for pre-health  and pre-clinical students;

  3. To foster in-depth, progress-making conversations related to current health issues, with expert context and student views. 


We recognize that the circumstances of today have resulted in at times polarized and divided communities of medicine, and accordingly, WPC was created to bridge divides and increase international collaboration regarding health. WPC will feature novel keynotes, conversation-sparking events including a medical case studies competition, and an extensive physician mentoring program, all to foster accessibility and progress in health particularly for underrepresented pre-health students and the future health leaders of tomorrow. As of now, we have partnered with eleven organizations at Harvard University along with international partners including the University of Cambridge, all of which have committed as coalition members to hold events and offer programming assistance to ensure the success of the conference. Together, the WPC Board and partners represent a sum of more than 200 individuals across the world, and we continue to grow in size.

Our Timeline

About WPC

August 2020

Brian Wee, original founder and President of WPC, began to think of a way to bring the conference to life. His original goal was to bridge the gap between medical educational opportunities in communities around the world during the pandemic.

September 2021

The second board was elected from the class of 2025 onward. Five committees, programming, publicity, networking, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and operations were formed to create WPC 2022. Kaplan, Roche, and Catenion joined the effort.

September 2022

The third board was elected, this time being allocated into three committees, Programming, Publicity, and Operations, all of which worked tirelessly to provide a conference for a record 2500+ students from 100+ countries.

June 2023

With over 30 board members spanning programming, finance, publicity, and international relations committees, the new WPC board is working throughout the summer to prepare for a unique first in-person conference in Boston. 

March 2021

After hundreds of hours of work by the first executive board, WPC had gained the status of a 501c3 non-profit organization and held its first virtual conference. Over 500 virtual attendees logged onto zoom to participate in workshops and keynote events.

March 2022

A year after the first conference, WPC, now expanded through various sponsorships and partners, held their second event, which brought over 600 participants from over 50 countries.

April 2023

After a successful third annual conference with keynote speakers such as the CEO of the Peace Corps and the World Pediatric Project, Francis Collins, and Eric Rubin, the newly elected board deicdes to move the conference to an hybrid setting. 

Our Partners

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