- Since 1992, BSP has supported over 2,650 Berkeley undergraduates from economic, gender, ethnic and cultural groups historically underrepresented in biology
- There are currently approximately 500 active BSP members
- 80% are first-generation/low-income
- 70% are women
- 60% are underrepresented minorities (URM)
- BSP students generally enter Berkeley with lower SAT scores and high school GPAs and have graduated in equivalent percentages with biology degrees and comparable exit GPAs as biology majors-at-large
- Since 2004, BSP’s Pre-Health Pathway Program has helped 230 BSP members enter medical school at an admission–to-application success rate of 90% (as compared to a national rate of 50% and a UCB rate of 55%)
- Of the 230 students, 116 were URM students
- Of the 230 students, 131 attended medical schools in California (80 of whom were URM)
- 10% of all African Americans enrolled in a California medical program in the years 2006-2009 came from BSP
- Since 2004, 96% of URM medical school applicants in BSP were admitted v. 35% of those at Berkeley, but not in BSP
- 40% of the URM students who graduate with degrees in Biology are members of BSP
- 62% of the URM students in the Biological Sciences graduating with Honors and thereby completing research projects for a thesis are members of BSP
- BSP administered research programs have supported over 700 undergraduate researchers since 1992
- Over 190 U.C. Berkeley faculty have mentored undergraduates participating in BSP administered research programs since 1992
- Since 2006, the number of BSP students who have gone on to graduate school each year has doubled
- Between 2005-2010 58% of BSP students from disadvantaged backgrounds (underrepresented minority, low-income, and/or first-generation) awarded biology degrees at UC Berkeley graduated with a 3.0 or higher compared to 27% of non-BSP students from disadvantaged backgrounds
BSP Senior on her Way "Aspiring Oral Surgeon Promotes Super Star Smile for Children"
Sire Sow, BSP Alumni in action at UCLA Medical School Prime Homeless Podiatry Project "Happy Feet Clinic"
John Matsui, BSP Co-Founder and Director is a recipient of The California Wellness Foundation's 2011 Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award
John Matsui on Bay Area People interview "Champion of Health Profession Awardee"