Summer Programs : MCAT Prep Program

MCAT Prep Program

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Preparation Program is designed to assist pre-medical students from underrepresented backgrounds prepare for the MCAT. This is a seven-week, non-residential program that runs from Monday, June 8 – Friday, July 24, 2020. Students applying should be committed to taking the MCAT and applying to medical school by Spring 2021.

Program Benefits:

  • Students will receive classroom instruction led by Kaplan MCAT Test Prep in addition to MCAT study tips & test-taking strategies
  • Access to online Kaplan MCAT resources and practice tests
  • Independent study time to work individually or in groups
  • Weekly clinical shadowing opportunities
  • Participation in supplemental workshops to help prepare students to apply to medical school
  • Portfolio review and mock medical school interview
  • Meals and Kaplan MCAT Prep books will be provided
  • No cost for accepted students to attend

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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Underrepresented minority in medicine which include: African American, Latino-Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander AND/OR students from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (such as first generation, single parent or low income household)
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • College sophomore, junior, senior, master’s student, or recent college or master’s graduate (within the last two years)
  • Completed at least two years of undergraduate science or premed coursework (must have taken Organic Chemistry)
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Proof of health insurance required upon acceptance

Please note, a laptop will be required for the duration of the program.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Decision Notification: March 13, 2020
  • Program Dates: June 8, 2020 – July 24, 2020

Application Requirements

Applications will be reviewed once complete, and all supporting documents must be submitted by the application deadline, March 6, 2020. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Please upload the following documents to your application as a single PDF:

  • Personal Statement:
    • Upload your personal statement explaining why you wish to participate in the MCAT Prep Program. Be sure to highlight your personal and professional goals and any personal attributes you have that would be deemed desirable for medical school.
  • Unofficial Transcript(s)
  • Current Resume/CV
  • Copy of government issued photo ID or university student ID card

Additional Documents

IMPORTANT: Letters of recommendation should be submitted on official letterhead and at least one letter must come from a science professor. The Dean of Students Recommendation Form must be completed by your Dean of Students or a similar official. All letters of recommendation and the Dean of Students Recommendation Form must be emailed directly to the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at