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Tulane University School of Medicine - Early Acceptance Program

Louisiana College graduates gain acceptance to medical schools at rates more than double the national average. In recent years, our students have been accepted to medical schools at LSU-New Orleans, LSU-Shreveport, Tulane University, University of Colorado, University of Miami, University of Minnesota and the University of Texas. These students gained acceptance through the traditional application process. In addition to the standard application process, we now can offer two students from Louisiana College the possibility of early admission to Tulane University School of Medicine. A committee, consisting of faculty from Louisiana College, is responsible for interviewing and selecting these two students. This program does not preclude the right of any Louisiana College student to apply to Tulane University School of Medicine independently.

Contact:

Dr. Wade Warren, Program Committee Chair
Phone: (318) 487-7611
E-mail: warren@lacollege.edu

Application

Download the Louisiana College Early Acceptance Program to Tulane University School of Medicine here [Word, 70KB].

Committee Members:

  • Dr. David Elliott
    • Chair, Division of Natural Science and Mathematics
      Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. Preston McKee
    • Professor of Biology
  • Dr. Stanley Paul
    • Associate Professor of Physics
  • Dr. Brenda Peirson
    • Associate Professor of Biochemistry
  • Dr. Henry Robertson
    • Chair, Division of History and Political Science
      Associate Professor of History
  • Dr. Wade Warren
    • Coordinator, Department of Biology
      Associate Professor of Biology

Requirements for Early Acceptance Nomination to Tulane University School of Medicine Program:

  • Complete the required sequence of courses for the Early Acceptance Program by the end of the junior year with a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA and a minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.5. The science GPA is calculated using course work in biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

  • Complete and submit the application (see link on this webpage) for the Early Acceptance Program to the Chair of the Early Acceptance Committee. Deadline for submission is the first Friday of April. The application includes a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts.

  • Interview with the Early Acceptance Committee. The students will be contacted at least 10 days prior to the interview. Only two students from Louisiana College can be nominated each year.

These requirements must also be met by the student applicant:

  1. Any nominated student must complete his or her baccalaureate degree at Louisiana College.

  2. Nominees must achieve a minimum score of 27 on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) and must complete an application to Tulane University School of Medicine using the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). Guidelines, testing dates each year, and registration information for the online MCAT are at www.aamc.org/students/mcat/registrationtips.htm

  3. Nominees may retake the MCAT up to three times per year, if necessary, starting in January. However, the AMCAS deadline is in December of your senior year for the following fall semester's freshman medical school class. You must have received the minimum MCAT score of 27 by December of your senior year.

NOTE: Nomination to the early acceptance program does not preclude any student from applying to other medical schools while they are being considered for the Tulane program.

The following courses must be successfully completed in order to apply:

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

hrs

 

Spring Semester

hrs

College Connections

1

 

HP Activity

1

English 101 or 105

3

 

English 102 if 101 taken in fall

3

Biology 113, 114

5

 

Biology 115, 116

5

Chemistry 111, 112

5

 

Chemistry 113, 114

5

History or Math

3

 

History or Math

3

Total

17

 

Total

17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

hrs

 

Spring Semester

hrs

Curriculum Electives

3-6

 

Curriculum Electives

3-6

Organic Chemistry 331, 332

5

 

Organic Chemistry 333, 334

5

Physics 220, 221

5

 

Physics 222, 223

5

Total

13-16

 

Total

13-16

Junior & Senior Year Curriculum

Students must complete all the requirements for a bachelor's degree and all the prerequisite course work required for entrance to medical school.

 

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