MCAT Summer Scholars Program

An eight week in person program sponsored by the office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OHEDI) at the University of Utah School of Medicine focused on aiding undergraduate students from underrepresented populations in medicine to help strengthen their applications to Medical School. Students are afforded opportunities in research, patient exposure, volunteer opportunities, and the Kaplan course and writing seminar. Students are competitively selected in the spring for summer admission and upon selection are expected to attend weekly meetings with the cohort and staff advisors. 

Included: Kaplan Course & Writing Seminar

included with the program is Kaplan MCAT Prep which reviews all subjects pertaining to the Medical Collage Admission Test. Students receive all course materials and have supplemental instruction from a qualified tutor  to augment the Kaplan Course, as well as a group study and access to test banks and practice exams. To ensure readiness for the application for medical school, all students participate in a professional writing seminar that focuses on personal statements and meet with a staff member to review application materials prior to submission.

 Application link will be posted soon.

*Please have the below list of items prior to beginning the application as they will need to be uploaded with the application along with the two forms below. Do not submit materials separately, the list is provided in order to assist you in building a competitive package.

*Incomplete applications will not be considered

-Brief personal statement (approximately one page in length) describing your interest in participating in a Research/Clinical/MCAT Preparation program and your motivation for pursuing medicine 
 
-Brief personal statement (one paragraph) describing your eligibility for this program based upon at least one of the criteria listed, (Underrepresented in medicine, social disadvantage, educational disadvantage, and/or economic disadvantage. If your eligibility is based on economic disadvantaged be sure to include your parents’ and your personal 2019 income tax information.). 
 
-One academic letter of recommendation from a science faculty member who will attest to your interest and ability in science 
 
-One personal letter of recommendation from a faculty member, counselor, employer or community leader who knows you well and can describe your accomplishments and abilities
 
-Unofficial copy of your college transcript(s) 
 
-Signed copy of the employment eligibility form (Applications will not be reviewed unless a signed copy of the employment eligibility form is included with your submitted application.)
Good Luck. 

 MCAT Summer Scholars Application Pending 

2021 pre-course requirements fillable.pdf

2021 employment eligibility verification fillable.pdf

Contact Us

By email: somdiversity@hsc.utah.edu

By phone: 801-587-7672