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Applications for the 2021-2022 Cohort will open in late January or early February 2021.

Program Length: Transformed Post-baccalaureate Premedical (TPP) Scholars Program students will participate in Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research activities over a 12-month period. Upon completion of the program, the goal is for a TPP student scholar to successfully matriculate into a M.D. or D.O. program at an accredited U.S. medical school. Alumni of the program will also continue to have access to resources, information, events and other relevant programs offered by the center.

Hours Per Week: For the 2021-2022 cohort of COE TPP student scholars, the time commitment for the program will be full-time from July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022. Students selected for this program will be required to commit to the full-time academic schedule associated with all program components, including approximately 13 credit hours of graded, graduate-level coursework.

Curricular Components: In addition to the graduate-level credit coursework, the program for TPP student scholars will include academic and career success curriculum, including MCAT test prep; wellness curriculum; service learning curriculum, including community service projects; health equity curriculum, including clinical observer (shadowing) opportunities; research skills curriculum, including participation in a faculty-led research project; and assistance with the medical school admissions process, including application and interview prep.

Financial Assistance: A one-time $1,500 stipend will be provided to select scholars. All scholars will be responsible for applicable tuition, fees (including required student health insurance), and living expenses while participating in the program. Baylor College of Medicine does not offer on-campus housing.

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Eligibility

For Applicants Who Have Earned a Bachelor's Degree or Higher

(1) Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

(2) Applicant must be from an eligible underrepresented minority population (Black or African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Eskimo, Aleutian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic or Latino)*

(3) Applicant must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university

(4) Applicant must not have previously been accepted into or be currently in the Texas Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) program

(5) Applicant must have graduated in good standing, without professionalism concerns while enrolled as a student as confirmed by their dean of students/designee

(6) Applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA & Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) GPA of a 3.0 (scale is 4.00 = "A") from all college courses completed at the time of application

(7) Applicant must have previously completed four semesters of Biology (two at which must include lab experiences), two semesters of General Chemistry (with labs), two semesters of Organic Chemistry (with labs), two semesters of Physics (with labs), one semesters of English, one semester of Statistics, and one semester of Biochemistry with grades of C or better in each course
(8) Applicant must have previously taken Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
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* This is a required condition of the Health Resources and Services Administration Center of Excellence grant program. The goal of the COE program is to strengthen the national capacity to produce a quality healthcare workforce whose racial and ethnic diversity is representative of the U.S. population. For the COE grant program, eligible underrepresented minority populations includes Blacks or African-Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Eskimos, Aleuts, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics or Latinos.

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