Early Assurance Program (EAP)
The MSU College of Human Medicine has partnered with universities in Michigan to provide early assurance of medical school admission and enriched experiences for undergraduate students interested in becoming a physician in an underserved region or with an underserved population.
Current Early Assurance Program (EAP) partners include Grand Valley State University, Michigan Technological University, and Northern Michigan University, and now Lake Superior State University.
Students interested in attending medical school at the MSU College of Human Medicine and later caring for underserved populations will complete a program of meaningful clinical and service experiences while attending their undergraduate university. They will receive academic support and advising directed toward medical school admission and to MSU-CHM in particular. During their junior year, students who excel in their undergraduate program may apply to the College of Human Medicine EAP through their undergraduate university.
The decision to admit a student to MSU-CHM rests with the MSU-CHM Committee on Admissions. Selected students are assured of admission to MSU-CHM and begin a relationship with the MSU-CHM during their senior year. Students who select this program may also engage in research if they desire. EAP students will be able to select their preclinical campus location and they will have a priority placement option for their clinical years. Once students accept the MSU-CHM EAP offer, they have completed the medical school application process.
Preference for EAP admission will be given to students at partner universities who are the first generation to attend college, who graduated from a low-income high school, are eligible for federal Pell grants, and those who express and support their interest in a high-need medical specialty area. The EAP is an enriched, interest-directed program; it is not an accelerated program. The MCAT is required and must be taken no later than May of the application year. There is no application fee and students will interview at a convenient location.
Engagement in the communities in Michigan and emphasis on care for the underserved is at the core of the college's mission. This exciting program reinforces the MSU commitment to Expanding Knowledge. Transforming Lives.