Medical Scholars Program

Admissions Requirements


Requirements for Consideration

In order to be considered for the Medical Scholars program, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Attend an institution with whom UMKC has partnered with to offer the Medical Scholars program:
    • UMKC
    • Avila University
    • Blackburn College
    • Drury University
    • Missouri University of Science and Technology
    • Missouri Western State University
    • Park University
    • Rockhurst University
    • Truman State University
    • University of Missouri – St. Louis
    • William Jewell College
  • Obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of the sophomore year. Students must earn a grade of B- or better in all science coursework. Students who do not earn a B- or better in all science coursework will not be eligible for consideration.
  • Students must present a full application which will include the following:
    • Medical Scholars Program Application.
    • College transcript displaying grades through the point of application.
    • Personal statement or essay addressing the following: What has motivated you to study medicine? Why are you interested in the UMKC Medical Scholars program?
    • Résumé or CV, highlighting specific health care experiences.
    • A minimum of three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a faculty member.
Final Requirements for Students Admitted to the Medical Scholars Program

Matriculation to the UMKC School of Medicine is conditional upon meeting the following requirements:

  • Earn a baccalaureate degree from a partner institution prior to entering the School of Medicine.
  • Earn a combined MCAT score of 500 or higher on the 2015 MCAT.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Earn an AMCAS BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics) GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Complete the following pre-requisite coursework with a grade of B or better:
    • One semester of biochemistry
    • One semester of genetics
    • One semester of cell biology
      • Students must earn a grade of B- or better in all other science coursework.
  • At graduation, provide a letter of support from an academic adviser or faculty member addressing professionalism.
  • Submit the General Application for Admission to UMKC and the AMCAS application.
  • Submit to and pass a criminal background check prior to matriculation to the School of Medicine.
  • Submit the School of Medicine Technical Standards.