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 during sophomore year and bypass the regular application process. Students save the stress, time, and money required by applying at large. Princeton students frequently apply to the 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: mid January 15 of sophomore year (transcripts can arrive later)
  • program website

IDeA: Innovation and Design Application at 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: late January/early February of sophomore year
  • program website
  • additional information

ACES: Academic Clinical Experience Summer Program at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 

  • open to sophomores with an emphasis on those from economically- or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, including first-generation college-goers
  • Princeton students apply through Princeton HPA; finalists interview with the medical school
  • application deadline: late January of sophomore year 
  • additional information

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

  • open to sophomores from nine colleges and universities, including Princeton with an emphasis on recruiting an experientially diverse cohort of students who will be leaders in healthcare.
  • Princeton students apply through Princeton HPA; finalists interview with the medical school
  • application deadline: late January of sophomore year
  • additional information

 

 

Bon Ku and students
Dr. Bon Ku with Princeton/Jefferson students

 

Zoom recording of Early Assurance Program Information Session, November 2023

 

Additional Early Assurance Programs

Early Assurance programs are often partnerships with specific undergraduate institutions and medical schools. These links offer more information about programs in which we have not had recent Princeton applicants, but we are happy to advise on any of them.

Specialized Medical School Programs

A crowd-sourced list with links to early assurance programs.

Information about Early Assurance Programs

Overview and list of MD schools from the Association of American Medical Colleges.