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Medical Scholars Program

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a dual major, eight-year academic program sponsored by the University of Delaware in collaboration with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Students in the second semester of their freshman year attend an orientation meeting then declare an interest in the program. Students are required to attend monthly Medical Scholar Program (MSP) meetings, accumulate volunteer/shadowing hours, obtain letters of recommendation, and maintain academic excellence.

During the spring semester of the sophomore year, students complete an application to the program, and qualified rising juniors are recommended by the University of Delaware for interviews at the medical school cohort of their choice. Following a successful interview, students are granted provisional acceptance to medical school. Students then declare a second major, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, completing the core science medical school requirements, combined with studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Seniors in the MSP must continue to demonstrate a high level of academic performance and achieve a minimum score on the MCAT prior to medical school matriculation.

The MSP is operated through the Center for Health Profession Studies under the direction of David Barlow, PhD. Contact a health profession advisor for more information:

Center for Health Profession Studies
105E Pearson Hall
125 Academy Street
Newark, DE 19716
302-831-4535.