BA/MD Scholars Program

BA/MD Students

The BA/MD Pipeline Program is designed to produce physicians from broadly diverse backgrounds to serve the diverse population in the state of Minnesota.

The BA/MD pipeline program enables students to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to thrive during their medical training and careers. Candidates are admitted before graduating high school, and upon admission, students receive close mentoring and support from both CLA and Medical School.

The program follows a cohort model with up to ten students each Fall to participate in a seven-year early assurance program that leads to matriculation into the University of Minnesota Medical School after year three. Students accepted into the program will declare undergraduate majors in biology, society, and environment, or physiology. They are also expected to meet rigorous standards and achieve certain milestones while maintaining good GPAs and earning competitive MCAT scores.

Ten incoming freshmen will be selected to participate in a seven-year early assurance program that guarantees acceptance into the University of Minnesota Medical school after year three.

Interested students should submit an undergraduate application to UMTC before freshman application deadlines. Eligible pre-med students will be invited to apply with Medical School Admissions staff.