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Program Selection Criteria

Students interested in submitting an application for the Program should meet the following criteria:

  • must be a highly motivated college student leader
  • must have an interest in furthering the mission of UMass Chan Medical School
  • must have a strong interest in one of the fields offered
  • must be a college student currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year program or recent college graduate
  • must submit an essay as part of the application process
  • Individuals historically underrepresented in STEM, health science and medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to students that identify from one of the following underrepresented groups in STEM, health science and medicine:  Black/African Americans, Hispanic or Latinx, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders,  individuals with a disability or the first in their  family to attend college, are also strongly encourage to apply.