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.

These Early Assurance programs allow students 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 Early Assurance programs listed below.

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 (transcripts can arrive later)
  • 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
  • additional information

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 deadline: January 30, 2022
  • additional information

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

  • open to sophomores from underrepresented backgrounds from nine colleges / universities, including Princeton
  • Princeton students apply through Princeton HPA; finalists interview with the medical school
  • application deadline: January 23, 2022
  • additional information

SUNY Upstate Sophomore Early Assurance Program 

  • not accepting applications in 2022
  • minimum science and overall GPA of 3.5
  • must take MCAT and achieve a minimum 510 score in two attempts
  • application deadline: July 1
  • additional information

Zucker Pipeline Program at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • open to first-year students at any college or university who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, first-generation college goers, and from a racial/ethnic group that is underrepresented in medicine
  • US citizenship required
  • application deadline: April 1, 2022
  • additional information

University of Toledo School of Medicine MedStart Program

  • open to juniors at any college or university
  • US citizenship / permanent resident required
  • application deadline: October 1
  • additional information

 

Bon Ku and students

Dr. Bon Ku with Princeton/Jefferson students

 

Zoom recording of Early Assurance Program Information Session, October 2020