BA/MD Scholars Program

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The Bachelor of Arts/Medical Doctor (BA/MD) Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for exceptional Minnesota residents to become physicians committed to meeting the healthcare needs of all Minnesotans. Students invited to apply are high achieving high school seniors who demonstrate an early interest in medicine. The program includes students from rural communities and medically-underserved communities, first-generation college students, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Selection for this program is highly competitive, with a small cohort entering the program as incoming freshmen each fall.

This invitation-only, specialized support program is a partnership between the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Medical School at the University of Minnesota.

Students selected for this program begin their studies in the College of Liberal Arts while also receiving guidance and mentoring from the Medical School. Upon successfully completing the program’s undergraduate requirements, meeting the Medical School’s admissions requirements and having a successful Medical School application and interview, BA/MD scholars will attend the University of Minnesota Medical School. Scholars completing the full BA/MD program earn both their Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees.

BA/MD Program Participants