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For New Jersey high school seniors who have excelled academically and who aspire to become doctors, Monmouth University offers a competitive program that ensures a seamless route from undergraduate study to medical school.
The Monmouth Medical Center Scholars Program (MMCSP) is a cooperative (Monmouth University, Monmouth Medical Center, and Drexel University College of Medicine) and integrated program designed for students who wish to enter the medical disciplines of family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics.
During this joint eight-year undergraduate/medical school program, students progress directly from their studies at Monmouth University to medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.
Additionally, the MMCSP scholars gain valuable experience at Monmouth Medical Center while they are undergraduates. They also have access to valuable information and personalized guidance through Monmouth University's Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee—including career counseling, testing preparation, and practice interview sessions.
(All items must be received by the Undergraduate Admission Office of Monmouth University by December 1, 2015)
The Monmouth Medical Center Scholars Program should be considered only by those who are serious about careers in medicine. Candidates undergo a rigorous selection process. This program is open only to applicants who reside in New Jersey and are United States citizens or permanent residents.
To be considered for the program, scholars must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale), and minimum SAT score of 1900, with the math and verbal scores no less than a 560 on either section and a combined math and verbal score of 1270.
While a student's academic profile is important, it is not the only factor in the selection process. Extracurricular and community service activities, leadership roles, and exposure to the medical profession are considered. The selection committees at Monmouth University, Monmouth Medical Center, and Drexel University College of Medicine also assess each candidate's desire to practice family medicine.
Students interested in the Monmouth Medical Center Scholars program must complete both the Monmouth University application for admission and a Drexel University College of Medicine Supplemental Application. Both applications must be received in the Monmouth University Office of Undergraduate Admission by December 1.
It is expected that students admitted to Monmouth University as Monmouth Medical Center Scholars (MMCS) will fulfill their commitment to complete the entire program. Admission to the Monmouth Medical Center Scholars Program ensures acceptance to Drexel University College of Medicine if requirements listed below are satisfied while at Monmouth University:
GPA (Grade Point Average) Requirements:
MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) Requirements:
Drexel University College of Medicine, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a highly selective institution of higher learning which admits approximately 250 students each year. Like Monmouth University, Drexel University College of Medicine prides itself on the personal attention and care provided by the more than 3,600 physicians and scientists who make up the faculty.
Students benefit from a comprehensive healthcare system that includes more than 2,600 hospital beds. While it is customary for medical schools to wait until the third year before allowing students patient contact, first year students at Drexel University College of Medicine are given the opportunity to interact with patients almost from day one. A variety of teaching methods are employed by the School's esteemed faculty including laboratories, small-group sessions, lectures, discussion groups, and clinical practice.
Students enrolled in the College of Medicine spend their first two years on the Drexel University Campus in Philadelphia. The campus, which opened in 1992, features lecture halls with sophisticated audio-visual equipment, a library, rooms for small group learning, a clinical learning laboratory that simulates doctors' offices and hospital rooms, computer facilities, a fitness center, and student lounges.
Less than two miles from the Monmouth University campus, Monmouth Medical Center is New Jersey's largest community teaching hospital. The Center has earned national, state, and regional recognition as a leader in the delivery of high-quality healthcare. Monmouth Medical Center offers healthcare services through 16 clinical departments with more than 500 physicians and dentists. As a teaching hospital, the faculty/physicians are dedicated not only to providing quality healthcare, but to preparing the physicians of tomorrow.
For more information about the Monmouth Medical Center Scholars Program, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Monmouth University and request a Drexel University College of Medicine Supplemental Application. The office may be reached at 800-543-9671 or 732-571-3456.