Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Purpose: To provide information about the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program
Background: The Uniformed Services University (USU) is partnering with the Armed Services to develop and implement the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2). The EMDP2 is 24-month program that will enable highly-qualified enlisted service members to complete the preparatory coursework for application to medical school while maintaining an active duty status. EMDP2 candidates will include service members who demonstrate integrity, are passionate about service in harm's way, and are dedicated to becoming future clinicians, leaders and scholars of the nation's medical force. Candidates will reflect the diversity of our Armed Forces.
The Armed Services will fund training billets; USU will fund tuition and associated academic costs.
Criteria/Admission Requirements: Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited academic institution with a minimum of a 3.2 grade point average (GPA) and meet Service requirements for commissioning.
Program components will include full-time coursework in a traditional classroom setting (in the Washington DC area), structured pre-health advising, formal Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation, dedicated faculty and peer mentoring at USU, and integrated clinical exposure. Upon completion of the program, the successful student will qualify to apply to most U.S. medical schools.
This program is being implemented in partnership with the Armed Services. Once the program is implemented, all application packets will be submitted through a service or combatant command point of contact.
USU points of contact: Althea Green Dixon, 301-295-3198 or NaShieka Knight 301-295-3103; email firstname.lastname@example.org.