Medical Scholars Program

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

Students must have a composite ACT score of at least 30 or a combined SAT score of at least 1330 (math + critical reading), as well as an outstanding high school academic record. (An emphasis is placed on the student having earned "A's" in math and science courses. Students with "C's" on their records will not be considered.)


OVERVIEW:

The Medical Scholars Program is an exclusive opportunity for freshman applicants to SLU who plan to eventually attend medical school. Students who are accepted into this highly selective program are placed on an early application track to the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

SLU's Medical Scholars have the unique benefit of applying to the School of Medicine during the spring semester of their sophomore year,  two years before traditional pre-med students in their class, and are notified of their admission status before the start of their junior year.

While Medical Scholars enjoy early application privileges, their acceptance to SLU's School of Medicine is not guaranteed. Medical Scholars must still sit for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) at the appropriate time, however their test score does not impact their admission to medical school through the program.


APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM:

Students who meet the minimum requirements for consideration and who have submitted their application for freshman admission to SLU must then apply separately for the Medical Scholars Program via an online application. Completed applications for both admission and the Medical Scholars Program must be submitted by Dec. 1.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants to the Medical Scholars program must submit a resume and have submitted on their behalf two letters of recommendation from instructors. If you have already submitted a resume and letters of recommendation with your application for admission to SLU, those same documents can be used for your Medical Scholars application. Please contact your SLU Admission Counselor for any questions.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY TO THE MEDICAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Medical Scholars must attend a special orientation at the start of their first semester at SLU. They must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.65 both overall and in math and science courses. Scholars must also observe the recommended course sequence for the duration of their study, formally apply to the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).


MEDICAL SCHOLARS WEB SITE: slu.edu/medscholars.xml

MEDICAL SCHOLARS E-MAIL:  prehealth@slu.edu

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