Early Assurance Programs
An early assurance or linkage program allows you to apply and be accepted (or linked to) a medical school as a sophomore or junior. These competitive program requirements vary. Often applicants are not required to take the MCAT exam.
These programs do not accelerate the time it takes to complete an undergraduate degree; however acceptance to such a program may enable a student to pursue other areas of interest while bypassing the time commitment and pressures of the traditional medical school application process.
Although the early admissions programs are appealing, this path to medical school is not right for everyone. Students who are considering applying to one of these programs should consult with Jennifer Barr early in their sophomore year.
- Jefferson Scholars Program with Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
- Penn Access Summer Scholars (PASS)
- University of Albany Early Assurance Program
- University of Rochester Early Assurance Program