Sophomore Early Assurance Programs

These Early Assurance programs allow sophomores to apply to medical school and bypass the MCAT and regular application process. Students save the stress, time, and money required by applying at large. Princeton students are eligible for four Early Assurance programs, listed below from most to least restrictive.

FlexMed: Icahn at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

  • open to all sophomores at any college or university
  • designed to provide flexibility in the undergraduate curriculum in preparation for medical school
  • students apply directly to the program
  • application deadline: January 15
  • program website

Innovation and Design Application (IDeA): Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Jefferson

  • open to Princeton sophomores who are interested in Design Thinking
  • all majors considered; preference to engineering, architecture, and computer science
  • students apply directly to the program
  • application deadline: February 15
  • program website

Academic Clinical Experience Summer Program (ACES): Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

  • open to Princeton sophomores who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generation college goers, and/or from a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in medicine
  • students apply through Princeton HPA; finalists interview with the medical school
  • application available in December / application deadline: January 30
  • additional information

Penn Access Summer Scholars: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • open to Princeton sophomores from a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in medicine
  • students apply through Princeton HPA; finalists interview with the medical school
  • application available in December / application deadline: January 30
  • additional information