Promoting Recruitment Opportunities in Medicine with Individual Study Experiences (PROMISE) is an early assurance program for disadvantaged students. The program is sponsored and managed by the School of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The major goals of the program are to:
Students who complete the PROMISE program and meet the metrics established by the admissions executive committee of the SOM will be eligible for a position in the UMMC School of Medicine. Eligibility is also dependent upon completion of all undergraduate degree requirements and the PROMISE program requirements.
Ideal candidates for the PROMISE program are students who identify as part of a group that is educationally and economically disadvantaged and have a commitment to pursuing a career as a physician.
Students must complete 8 hours of General Biology with lab, 8 hours of General Chemistry with lab, and 3 hours of math including college algebra or higher. Additionally, students must complete either 8 hours of Organic Chemistry with lab or 8 hours of Physics with lab prior to acceptance in the program. Students can be enrolled in one or more of these courses during the spring semester when applying for the program, but must have completed these courses by the end of the spring semester.
Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 BCPM GPA (biology, chemistry, physics and math) and cumulative GPA in order to apply. Additionally, applicants must have Mississippi residency status at the time of the application.
Application deadline: March 20, 2024 for fall semester
Contact Dan Coleman, SOM Director of Outreach.