I am applying this year. But my chances aren't so great since I am out of state. don't they only take 5 people each year?BrianUM said:Just curious to see if there are any other SDNers that got into the 7 year Medical Scholars Program..so far the only one I know on this website that is in it is BuckyBallMD..anyone else?
BrianUM said:The MSP is for UM students only...if you are in high school I think you are referring to the HPME...its really tough to get in but i thought they accepted more than 5...pm me if you have any more questions
Hey JamesJames Moriarty said:This program sounds really cool, I'm not going to lie. I think anyone at UM who is eligible should apply for it.
Brian, in your opinion, was it hard to gain admission? How does the entire process work? Were you heavily scrutinzed in the interview?
As you know, UF has a very similar program called the Junior Honors Medical Program which is also very competitive to gain admission. As long as you are a florida resident in your sophmore year you can apply to the program (regardless of the college). Even so, like 99% of the accepted students are from UF.BrianUM said:Hey James
Didn't you also get into a 7 year program at UF? I'm curious to know more about that program.
It is very competitive to get into the MSP...supposedly there are stories of people with gpa's MUCH better than mine that did not get in...The interview wasnt bad..I would say no longer than 30 mins maybe and I was asked very general questions...From what I can tell they value physician shadowing and research so if you do that since your freshman year you should have a big advantage...
As for the process, its open to only UM sophomores who have a 3.7 gpa and a certain act (I had a 30, which I think is what the min is now). Everything is do sometime in March and they require you to fill out this application, discuss your patient contact experiences and explain why you want to get in the program. They then invite some people for the interview.
In my case, I entered the school in 2004 and the requirements have since changed. In my letter it says that since the requirements changed I only need to maintain a 3.2 science. 3.4 overall and just take the MCAT. An advisor told me that I just need to take it and dont need a minimum score. I'm still studying for it though
Any other questions, dont hesitate to ask...