CMED Honors Early Assurance Program

CMU College of Medicine MedHonors Program

This inaugural class for this program will begin in the Spring 2015. 

Applications will be available to first year Honors students

during the Fall 2014 semester.

 

CMED-Honors is a unique early assurance program for CMU Honors undergraduate students.  Highly competitive, this program admits up to 20 students each year as part of the MedHonors cohort.  MedHonors is designed to guide future leaders in medicine by providing them with immediate contact to the CMU College of Medicine.  This program emphasizes community and volunteer service, offers clinical exposure and provides immediate contact to CMED faculty and students.  CMU Honors will accept up to 20 students into the MedHonors program each year.  Up to 5 early assurance decisions will be given to each cohort per year. 

Minimum requirements for application

  • Meet CMU Honors Program Requirements (GPA and ACT)
  • Verification of US or Canadian citizenship or US permanent resident status
  • Completion of MedHonors Application

Continuation criteria

Completion of:

    • CMED Prerequisite Courses
    • Maintenance of a 3.25 GPA (might be higher to meet Honors criteria)?
    • Participation in MedHonors seminars
    • Participation in Community, Volunteer and Clinical activities consistent with the CMED mission
    • Submission of a score from the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) during Junior year
    • Application to CMU College of Medicine no later than August 1st of Senior year
    • Compliance with CMED's Essential Standards for Matriculation, Promotion, and Graduation as well as CMED's Terms and Conditions of Acceptance. 
    • Criminal background check will be required before matriculation to CMED

 

Four- Year Plan

First-Year Students

As a first-year MedHonors student, you will:

  • Complete a MedHonors Seminar
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Attend periodic seminars at the College of Medicine
  • Meet with your CMED Mentor monthly
  • Participate in community, volunteer, leadership or clinical service activities consistent with the CMED mission (25 hours/semester)
  • Shadow a Physician (25 hours/year)
  • Complete an annual evaluation

 

Second-Year Students

As a second-year MedHonors student you will

  • Complete a MedHonors Seminar
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Attend periodic seminars at the College of Medicine
  • Meet with your CMED Mentor monthly
  • Participate in community, volunteer, leadership or clinical service activities consistent with the CMED mission (25 hours/semester)
  • Shadow a Physician (25 hours/year)
  • Complete a mock AMCAS application
  • Complete an annual evaluation

 

Third-Year Students

As a third-year MedHonors student you will

  • Complete a MedHonors Seminar
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Attend periodic seminars at the College of Medicine
  • Meet with your CMED Mentor monthly
  • Participate in community, volunteer, leadership or clinical service activities consistent with the CMED mission (25 hours/semester)
  • Shadow a Physician (25 hours/year)
  • Participate in CMED's interview process (MMI)  - February/March
  • Complete the MCAT by June 30
  • Apply to the CMU College of Medicine by July 1st through AMCAS
  • Complete an annual evaluation
  • Receive notice of early assurance decision by August 1st (providing MCAT score is available)

 

Fourth-Year Students

As a fourth-year MedHonors student you will...

  • Complete a MedHonors SeminarMaintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25
  • Attend periodic seminars at the College of Medicine
  • Meet with your CMED Mentor monthly
  • Participate in community, volunteer, leadership or clinical service activities consistent with the CMED mission (25 hours/semester)
  • Participate in 2 shadow experiences of a CMED assigned physician

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