Friday, October 8, 2010

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Wayne State Med has programs high three undergrads: Wayne State University, Northern Michigan University, and Michigan Technological University. The programs are all called the MedStart program.

This program is a really good deal because they give out lots of scholarships. Lots of people in the program are on a full tuition scholarship. Also, Wayne state is a public medical school, so if you are a resident you save a significant amount of money.

To remain in the program, you must maintain a 3.30 GPA for the first year and 3.50 for the years after that. An overall 3.50 science GPA is also required. MCAT must be taken. A score of 9 on each section for a minimum of 27 is required. Also, a monthly MedStart journal has to be submitted. And you have to attend lots of required events.

Admission Requirements:
Wayne State University
  • Apply by January 15th
  • Submit application to Wayne State University
  • Indicate a 3.5 GPA (including weighting for AP and Honors classes)
  • Submit ACT scores (a minimum of 25 is required)
  • Complete MedStart application
  • Detail honors received in high school
  • Detail explanation of experience (e.g. describe the amount of time devoted to the activity) in:
    • Health care
    • Community service
    • Team activities (e.g. athletics, debate)
    • Leadership
    • High school extracurricular activities
    • Employment
    • Summer activities
  • Prepare a one-page essay “Why Pursue MedStart” and why you should be accepted
  • Request letters of recommendation – one from a high school/teacher/counselor/administrator – another from a non-family member to address activities as listed above
  • Submit copy of high school transcript within MedStart application package

Northern Michigan University
  • Apply by February 1st
  • Complete and submit Application for WSU MedStart at NMU form
  • High School GPA of 3.50 (recalculated in academic core courses, including weighting for AP/IB/honors classes)
  • ACT composite score of 28 or higher or SAT combined score of 1240 or higher
  • Explanation of experience (e.g. describe the amount of time devoted to the activity) in:
    • Health care
    • Community service
    • Team activities (e.g. athletics, debate)
    • Leadership
    • High school extracurricular activities and/or employment
  • Submission of a one-page typed essay describing why you are pursuing MedStart and why you should be accepted
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One from a high school teacher/counselor/administrator who is familiar with your extracurricular activities, team and/or leadership skills
    • One from a non-family member who can address your health care experience, community service, and/or employment

Michigan Technological University
  • Apply by March 19th
  • Admission to Michigan Technological University
  • High School GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher
  • One-page essay
  • Letter of recommendation from your high school
  • Letter of recommendation from a non-family member

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