For Prospective Students

Application process

Applications are available to second-year students now and due by midnight on November 25, 2018. This is a selective program, focusing on choosing students who are interested in urban underserved medicine. Check out this word document that has information to help you fill out your application. *Please note that a letter of recommendation is not required as part of this application.

MetroPAP faculty members meet with finalists to evaluate their qualifications and needs in January. Students are offered placement in February, enabling them to appropriately schedule their third- and fourth-year clinical clerkships.

Online application form 2019-20

*Due Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018 by 11:59 pm


Each MetroPAP student receives a stipend of $20,000 for participation in MetroPAP - that equals half of your tuition for your third year! $8,000 is deposited into students’ University accounts two times: once in August and once in January. The final $4,000 is deposited in May. This $20,000 stipend is not paid in addition to financial aid or loans - it counts against your tuition due. MetroPAP students' financial aid/student loans will be reduced by $20,000 to mirror the fact that you have $20,000 less to pay. Payments are made based on students meeting MetroPAP program requirements. If you have any questions, contact Kristin Basballe in the Medical School Office of Financial Aid,, 612-624-7675.


  • Passing Step One score
  • Successful completion of Medicine I and OB/GYN, Pediatric and Psychiatry pre- MetroPAP 2 week burst experiences
  • Satisfactory overall academic performance

Breaks and vacations

MetroPAP students will not receive breaks according to the Medical School’s academic calendar (e.g., no spring break). Instead, they receive two weeks of vacation to schedule with the permission of their site and the MetroPAP office; throughout the program, the occasional sick day does not count against this total.