Medical Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory (MAPP) Program

Saint Louis University School of Medicine Medical Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory (MAPP) Program is a rigorous, two-semester, academic-enhancing program for post-baccalaureate scholars considering careers in medicine, other healthcare professions or biomedical sciences.

Medical Anatomy and Physiology Preparatory Program School of Medicine
Application Deadline
The Application Components Apply Online
Fall: Aug. 1 -- Application Form
-- Application Fee
-- Three (3) Reference Letters
-- MCAT or GRE (general)
-- Official undergraduate transcript

(Advantages of the web application)
Spring: No admittance
Summer: No admittance
  Director: John R. Martin, III, Ph.D.
Program Contact:
Telephone No.: (314) 977-8031

The MAPP program gives you the opportunity explore your career interests in the biomedical sciences and determine your career path. The MAPP program also gives a head start to those pursuing advanced degrees. Many students who go on to medical school are qualified to be tutors and teaching assistants in advanced anatomical science courses.


  • Have an enriched learning environment in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine while experiencing all that greater St. Louis, MO area has to offer.
  • Explore many career options in the biomedical sciences, medical school, academia or research
  • Are part of an established academic center providing expert anatomical education for over 100 years.
  • Learn from faculty who are a diverse team of clinicians and scientists dedicated to teaching, training, and advising students.
  • Experience hands on training in gross anatomy and neuroanatomy laboratories.
  • Benefit from over an 85% success rate for student placement in advanced degrees after completing our program.

Offered through the Center for Anatomical Science and Education (CASE), scholars also have the opportunity to apply for the CASE Master's degree graduate programs. The core courses successfully completed in the MAPP program apply toward the completion of the M.S. in Anatomy. Learn more about the CASE Master’s Degree program here.

MAPP Eligibility
Applicants are admitted on a competitive basis and must have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited U.S. college or university with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and/or science GPA of 2.8. In addition, applicants must have either a minimum combined MCAT score of 495 or a GRE general test score at the 40th percentile.

Credit Hours/Coursework: MAPP Curriculum

About the MAPP Faculty: Teaching faculty and mentors are drawn from a select group of scientists and clinicians from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The faculty is united by their extensive experience in teaching and training young scientists, medical students and physicians in training. | Learn More

How can you afford your education? We encourage you to explore opportunities available through the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid. | MAPP Financial Aid Information

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