Promoting Recruitment Opportunities in Medicine with Individual Study Experiences (PROMISE) is an early assurance program for students underrepresented in medicine (URM). 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:
Ideal candidates for the PROMISE program are students who identify as being part of a group that is URM and have a commitment to pursuing a career as a physician. For the SOM, URM students are defined as those students who are African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or educationally and/or economically disadvantaged.
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.
Contact Dan Coleman, SOM Director of Outreach.