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 December 2023

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InstitutionProgram NameWho Can Apply? (Affiliated Institutions Will Be Listed)When to ApplyRequired GPAMCAT Required?Binding?Notes
164988BUBoston UniversityBU School of Medicine Early Medical School Selection ProgramChaminade University, Clark-Atlanta University, Dillard University, Hampton University, Morehouse College, 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 UniversitySophomore YearApplicants should review participating college requirements for admissionYesYeshttps://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/about/diversity/emssp/Increase diversity in the physician workforce; Primary mission is preparing culturally humble, clinically excellent physicians to meet the healthcare needs of a diverse population. BUSM has a legacy of providing high-quality medical education and opportunities to people of color and gender and sexual diversity
182670Dartmouth CollegeGeisel Early Assurance ProgramDartmouth CollegeFirst semester of Junior Year-NoYeshttps://www.dartmouth.edu/prehealth/applying/geisel_early.html5 students per year
198464ECUEast Carolina UniversityBrody School of Medicine Early Assurance ProgramECU Honors College; North Carolina A&T State UniversityFirst semester of Sophomore Year3.5NoNohttps://medicine.ecu.edu/admissions/early-assurance-program/Must be a North Carolina resident; Must be enrolled and in good standing in ECU's Honors College; 4 seats reserved for ECU students; 2 seats reserved for NC A&T students
131469GWGeorge Washington UniversityGW School of Medicine & Health Sciences Early SelectionChaminade University, Franklin & Marshall College, George Mason University, Hampden-Sydney College, Knox College, Morgan State University, Randolph-Macon College, Rhodes College, University of Mary Washington, North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State UniversitySecond semester of sophomore year3.6YesYeshttps://smhs.gwu.edu/academics/md-program/admissions/joint-programs/early-selection510 MCAT (Minimum)
131496Georgetown UniversityEarly Assurance Program with Georgetown School of MedicineGeorgetown UniversitySophomore Year3.6No-https://premed.georgetown.edu/undergraduates/eap/
191649Hofstra UniversityZucker School of Medicine College Pipeline ProgramOpen to all institutionsFreshman Year3.2YesNohttps://medicine.hofstra.edu/pipeline/cpp-overview.html3 year, summer-intensive, academic enrichment program; Must come from an economically disadvantaged background; Will be highly considered for direct matriculation to Zucker School of Medicine (not guaranteed); Second year requires 3.3 GPA; Third year requires 3.5 GPA
193405Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiEarly Assurance Admissions ProgramsOpen to all institutions; Open to full-time, active-duty status US Military members from any branch of serviceSophomore Year3.5NoYeshttps://icahn.mssm.edu/education/admissions/application/flexmed
146719Loyola University of ChicagoLoyola's Stritch School of Medicine Early Assurance ProgramLoyola University of ChicagoFirst semester of Junior Year3.6YesYeshttps://www.luc.edu/prehealth/programming/earlyassuranceprogrameap/Up to 10 students per year
171100MSUMichigan State UniversityMichigan State College of Human Medicine Early Assurance ProgramAlma College, Aquinas College,Bay College, Calvin University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand-Valley State University, Hope College, Kettering University, Lake Superior State University, Michigan Technological University, Northern Michigan University, Northwestern Michigan College, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Michigan - FlintJunior Year3.0YesYeshttps://mdadmissions.msu.edu/programs/eap.htmlPreference to: first-generation college students, graduates from low-income high schools, need-based grant eligible students, high-need medical specialty area of interest
147767Northwestern UniversityFeinberg School of Medicine Undergraduate Premedical Scholars ProgramOpen to all institutionsJunior Year3.7NoYeshttps://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/programs/nupsp/index.html10-15 students per year
214777Penn StatePenn State Eberly College of SciencePenn State Eberly College of Science Early Assurance Opportunities for Professional SchoolPenn State Eberly College of Science University ParkSecond semester of Sophomore Year3.6Yes-https://science.psu.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/premedicine/early-admission-to-professional-school
214777Penn StatePenn State UniversityPenn State Schreyer Honors College Early AssurancePenn State Schreyer Honors College StudentsSpring of Sophomore Year3.6Yes-https://www.shc.psu.edu/academics/opportunities/index.cfmUp to 5 students per year
188580SUNY University at AlbanyEarly Assurance to Touro College of MedicineSUNY University at AlbanyFirst semester of Sophomore Year3.0Yes-https://www.albany.edu/academic-advising/pre-professional-advising/pre-healthDoctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
216339Temple UniversityKatz School of Medicine Early Assurance ProgramDeSales University, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Temple University, Washington & Jefferson CollegeJunior Year3.6YesYeshttps://medicine.temple.edu/education/md-program/how-apply/special-admissions-program
168148Tufts UniversityTufts University School of Medicine Early Assurance ProgramTufts University; Maine Track Program: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, and all University of Maine campusesSophomore Year3.7NoYeshttps://medicine.tufts.edu/admissions-aid/admissions-program/special-options/early-assuranceNot required to make a binding commitment until fall of senior year
160755Tulane UniversitySpecial Programs in Health Professions: Creative Premedical Scholar ProgramTulane UniversitySecond semester of Sophomore Year3.6NoNohttps://advising.tulane.edu/planning/pre-health/programs
110671UC RiversideUniversity of California, RiversideThomas Haider Early Assurance ProgramUC RiversideJunior or Senior Year; Recent graduates (2023)3.4NoYeshttps://somsa.ucr.edu/thomas-haider-early-assurance-programMust be a California resident; Commit to practice in inland Southern California
218663UofSCUniversity of South CarolinaUofSC School of Medicine Greenville Early Acceptance ProgramUniversity of South CarolinaJunior Year3.75-Yeshttps://sc.edu/about/offices_and_divisions/housing/galen_health_fellows/lifeasagalenhealthfellow/eap_greenvillemedicalschool/index.phpUp to 5 students per year
206084University of ToledoCollege of Medicine and Life Science MedStart ProgramOpen to all institutionsJunior Year3.7NoYeshttps://www.utoledo.edu/med/md/admissions/medstart.html
199847Wake Forest UniversitySchool of Medicine Early Assurance ProgramWake Forest UniversitySecond semester of Sophomore Year3.2YesYeshttps://school.wakehealth.edu/education-and-training/md-program/how-to-apply

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