The CMU College of Medicine grants up to five Dean's Awards annually to out-of-state students who have been accepted to the College of Medicine in pursuit of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The Dean's Award is valued at the difference between the non-Michigan resident tuition rate and the in-state tuition rate.
Recipients of the Dean's Award must be in continuous good standing academically and in good standing with the Student Performance and Conduct Committee (SPCC). The Dean's Award is renewable for up to eight (8) consecutive semesters.
The Dean's Award Selection Committee will give preference to applicants admitted to the College of Medicine prior to the AAMC April 30th deadline for notification to all medical schools. The criteria used for selection includes, but is not limited to:
- Demonstrated interest working in a primary care specialty field
- Evidence of leadership experience with rural and/or underserved populations
- First generation college student or other disadvantaged status
- Overall record of academic performance
The Dean's Award Selection Committee will make recommendations based upon these factors in addition to other supporting factors found in the applicant AMCAS and secondary application documents.
Awardees are eligible for external scholarship funds but cannot be combined with other internal CMU College of Medicine funded merit or scholarship awards. All awards are contingent upon continued funding from institutional sources. If funding for any of your awards is reduced, suspended or eliminated, the affected awards will be reduced or rescinded accordingly.