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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Pre-Medicine (Allopathic, Osteopathic, Optometry, Podiatry)

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Four-Year Baccalaureate Program

It is recommended that students planning to apply to medical school complete a four-year undergraduate degree prior to entrance into medical school. Students should choose an undergraduate degree program that matches their interests, and should plan how to satisfy their degree requirements and the general education requirements  along with the courses in the natural and social sciences required for medical school admission. Students should seek pre-medical advising early in order to create an appropriate four-year academic plan. The HPAO website provides specific information on each of the medical programs. The national associations: AAMC, www.aamc.org and AACOM, aacom.org provide current information for applicants.

Students who have completed AP or IB programs and received credit for courses in the sciences that are required for medical school admission are advised to read the AP/IB section of the HPAO website  ( www.prehealth.umd.edu/ab-and-ib-credit ) and review individual school websites for their specific policies toward this credit.

Early Assurance Program

University of Maryland students have the opportunity to apply to The George Washington University School of Medicine Early Assurance Program. This program encourages talented and committed undergraduate sophomore students in the humanities, who have achieved academic distinction and a record of service to others in and out of the medical field, to gain a provisional early acceptance to the M.D. program. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences makes the decision to accept a qualified student into the program. Selected sophomore students (rising juniors, when selected) are nurtured through their undergraduate experience at the University of Maryland. Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program and all delineated requirements, students are guaranteed admission to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for a four-year M.D. degree program. Please visit HPAO to learn more about this program; the pre-medical website offers detailed information and specific instructions:  www.prehealth.umd.edu/early-assurance-programs .

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