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Medical Cooperative Program (MEDCORP)

The Medical Cooperative is a 4-week program that provides college students with an intense, comprehensive program of study for the MCAT/DAT admission exams. Kaplan-trained instructors lead students though a course of study intended to reinforce students' knowledge of chemistry, physics, and biological sciences. A verbal reasoning section is also included. Students participate in clinical preceptorships with community and/ or UMMC physicians designed to provide them with a meaningful health care professional shadowing experience.  Rising college juniors and seniors are eligible to apply to the program.

Application instructions

  • Complete the Program Application
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Submit official transcripts sent by your high school or university with ACT scores.
    Official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be mailed to the address listed under the “For More Information” section or emailed to
  • The deadline for the application and all supporting documentation is April 1.
  • Contact Dr. Gaarmel Funches at (601) 984-1336 with any inquiries.

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For more information

  • Dr. Gaarmel Funches
    Director, Community Education and Outreach
    Office of Health Careers Opportunity
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505
    (601) 984-1336