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Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program

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  • 2018 White Coat Ceremony
  • 2021 Graduation

All UMass undergraduate students are invited to participate in the BaccMD Program.

Please join us at our Annual Symposium
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
Location: Medical School Building, Faculty Conference Room
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Program Summary

The UMass Chan Medical School Baccalaureate MD (BaccMD) Pathway Program is a multiphase program that provides selected students from the UMass undergraduate campuses with the opportunity of provisional acceptance into T.H. Chan School of Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School. Students who are from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or who will be First Generation (four-year) College graduates are eligible to apply to the BaccMD Program. Students apply to become Medical Scholars, the first phase of the program in the sophomore year. The program offers students to a broad range of academic and clinical immersion opportunities, including book clubs, academic and clinical immersion interactions with physicians and medical students, and observations at clinical sites at UMass Memorial Medical Center. These experiences help Medical Scholars develop insight into what is involved in the life of a medical student and health care provider. The selection of applicants to the Medical Scholars Program contributes to the T.H. Chan School of Medicine’s diversity goals and educational mission that the student body will be contributing members to a diverse health care work force serving the needs of the commonwealth and the nation, with a focus on primary care and undeserved communities.


The Goal of the BaccMD Program is to improve patient outcomes and reduce health disparities by developing a pool of diverse students aspiring to careers in health care.


  1. Improve the academic skills of Medical Scholars in critical thinking problem solving, note taking, test taking strategies, time management, and decision making.
  2. Enhance the communication skills of participants through writing, public speaking and mock interviews
  3. Mentorship through the medical school admissions process.

Please email with any questions or concerns.