Early Assurance Medical Programs

An early assurance program (EAP) offers future physicians the chance to secure a place in medical school as early as their sophomore year of college. Unlike BS/MD programs that admit students to an undergraduate and medical program simultaneously, an EAP allows teens interested in medicine the chance to take prerequisite courses, ensure that medical school is indeed their desired path, and then lock down an acceptance early in their collegiate career.

The following table reveals medical schools that offer EAPs as well as, in some cases, the select undergraduate colleges with whom each partners. Some programs are binding, require the MCAT, and have minimum GPA requirements, while others do not—our chart addresses these considerations for each institution.

Table updated June 2022.

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Program NameSchoolWhen to applyWho can apply? (Affiliated Institutions will be listed)Required GPAMCAT Required?Binding?Notes
Early Assurance to Albany Medical Collegehttps://www.albany.edu/academic-advising/pre-professional-advising/pre-healthAlbany Medical CollegeAfter entering, during freshman yearRussell Sage College, Union College, Albany College of Pharmacy, Amherst College, Bowdoin College, College of the Holy Cross, Hamilton College, Haverford College, Middlebury College, SUNY Albany, Swarthmore College, Wesleyan University, Williams College, Skidmore College, Colgate University, Syracuse University3.5NoYesRecommend reviewing expectations at Affliated Insitutions
BU School of Medicine Early Medical School Selection Programhttps://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/about/diversity/emssp/Boston UniversityAt the completion of Undergraduate StudyChaminade University; Clark-Atlanta University; Dillard University; Hampton University; Morehouse University; Morgan State University; North Carolina Central University; Spelman College; Tougaloo College; University of Texas at El Paso; University of the Incarnate Word; University of the Virgin Islands; Virginia Union UniversityYesIncrease Diversity in the physician workforce
Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Programhttps://medicine.ecu.edu/admissions/early-assurance-program/East Carolina UniversityWhen applying to ECU or NC A&TECU Honors College & North Carolina A&T State University3.5NoNo4 seats reserved for ECU students, 2 seats reserved for NC A&T Students
Giesel Early Assurance Programhttps://www.dartmouth.edu/prehealth/applying/geisel_early.htmlDartmouth CollegeEarly Junior YearDartmouth StudentsNoYes5 students per year
Linkage Program with Drexel University College of Medicinehttps://sites.allegheny.edu/academics/the-academic-program/pre-professional-programs/Allegheny CollegeAfter taking MCATAllegheny College Students3.45YesEarly Assurance
GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences Early Selectionhttps://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/md-program/admissions/joint-programs/early-selectionGeorge Washington University2nd semester sophomore yearChaminade University, Franklin & Marshall College, George Mason University, Hampden-Sydney College, Knox College, Morgan State University, Randolph-Macon College, Rhodes College, University of Mary Washington3.5Yes
Early Assurance Program with Georgetown School of Medicinehttps://premed.georgetown.edu/undergraduates/eap/Georgetown UniversitySophomore YearGeorgetown Students3.6Yes
Zucker School of Medicine College Pipeline Programhttps://medicine.hofstra.edu/pipeline/cpp-overview.htmlHofstra UniversityCollege FreshmanOpen to all Institutions3.5YesThrough Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, 3 year summer enrichment program for students to become more competitive applicants. *Not guaranteed admission
Early Assurance Admissions Programshttps://icahn.mssm.edu/education/admissions/application/flexmedIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiSophomore YearUS Military: Full-Time, Active Duty status from any branch of service3.5NoYes
Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine Early Assurance Programhttps://www.luc.edu/prehealth/programs/earlyassuranceprogrameap/Loyola University of ChicagoSummer after Sophomore YearLoyola students only3.6YesYes
Michigan State College of Human Medicine Early Assurance Programhttps://mdadmissions.msu.edu/programs/eap.htmlMichigan State UniversityJunior YearAlma College, Aquinas College, Calvin University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand-Valley State University, Hope College, Kettering College, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan - Flint, Northwestern Michigan College, Bay College, and Mott Community College.3YesYesPreference to: First Generation, low income, need base, high need medical specialty area
Feinberg School of Medicine Undergraduate Premedical Scholars Programhttps://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/programs/nupsp/index.htmlNorthwestern UniversityJunior YearTransfers are welcome to apply3.7NoYes
Penn State Schreyer Honors College Early Assurancehttps://www.shc.psu.edu/academics/opportunities/index.cfmPenn State UniversitySpring of Sophomore YearPenn State Honors College Students3.6Yes
Penn State Eberly College of Science Early Assurance Opportunities for Professional Schoolhttps://science.psu.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/premedicine/early-admission-to-professional-schoolPenn State Eberly College of ScienceSpring of Sophomore YearPenn State Eberly College of Science University Park Students3.6Yes
Norton College of Medicine Early Assurance Program for College Sophomoreshttps://www.upstate.edu/com/admissions/options/soph.phpSUNY Upstate Medical UniversitySophomore YearOpen to all Institutions3.5YesYes
Katz School of Medicine Early Assurance Programhttps://medicine.temple.edu/education/md-program/how-apply/special-admissions-programTemple UniversityJunior YearDeSales University, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Washington & Jefferson College, Temple University3.6Yes
Tufts University School of Medicine Early Assurance Programhttps://medicine.tufts.edu/admissions-aid/admissions-program/special-options/early-assuranceTufts UniversitySophomore YearMain Track Program: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, all University of Maine campuses3.7NoYes
Special Programs in Health Professions: Creative Medical Scholarshttps://advising.tulane.edu/planning/pre-health/programsTulane UniversitySophomore YearNo transfer students3.6No
UB Jacobs School of Medicine Early Assurance Programhttp://medicine.buffalo.edu/education/md/diversity/early-assurance.htmlUniversity at BuffaloSophomore YearUniversity of Buffalo, Canisius College, D'Youville College, Tougaloo College, Niagara University3.5YesUnder represented applicants
Thomas Haider Early Assurance Programhttps://somsa.ucr.edu/thomas-haider-early-assurance-programUniversity of California, RiversideJunior or Senior YearUC Riverside Students & recent Alumni CA residents who want to practice in Inland Southern California3.4NoYes
UF College of Medicine Medical Honors Programhttps://mhp.med.ufl.edu/University of FloridaSophomore yearFour year accredited science degree granting academic institution3.7-4.0NoCombined 7 year progam
UofSC School of Medicine Greenville Early Acceptance Programhttps://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/housing/galen_health_fellows/lifeasagalenite/eap_greenvillemedicalschool/index.phpUniversity of South CarolinaJunior YearU of SC Students3.75YesYes
College of Medicine and Life Science MedStart Programhttps://www.utoledo.edu/med/md/admissions/medstart.htmlUniversity of ToledoJunior YearOpen to all Institutions3.7NoYes
School of Medicine Early Assurance Programhttps://school.wakehealth.edu/Education-and-Training/MD-Program/Early-Assurance-Program#:~:text=Our%20Early%20Assurance%20Program%20(EAP,fast%20track%20to%20medical%20school.&text=You%20must%20have%20an%20overall,half%20of%20the%20following%20courses.Wake Forest UniversityJunior YearWake Forest Students3.5YesYes
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