Recruited students and students who participate in the MEDCORP program may be eligible for participation in MEDCORP-Direct, which provides special consideration by the UMMC medical school admissions committee. Students who are enrolled in their sophomore year in college and meet criteria listed below will be eligible. Upper classmen and non-traditional students who meet the criteria listed below may also be considered provided that they have participated in the UMMC pipeline for at least one year. These criteria include:
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Office of Health Careers Opportunity staff screens applications for those who meet MEDCORP-Direct admissions criteria and, if the number is sufficiently large, ranks applicants for interviews based on selection criteria. Applications or pertinent data therein will be forwarded to the Medical Admissions Office by Feb. 15.
The Medical School Admissions Office will invite recommended MEDCORP-Direct applicants to UMMC to be interviewed by members of the Medical School Admissions Committee for potential entry to medical school upon satisfactory completion of a) one additional year of active participation in MEDCORP and b) all medical school admissions requirements. Applicants will be interviewed in February.
HCO staff will inform applicants as to whether or not they were accepted to MEDCORP-Direct in February.