Baccalaureate MD Pathway Program

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

All UMass Undergraduates are invited to attend the 
Annual UMass BaccMD Spring Symposium
April 14, 2018

Program Summary

The UMass Baccalaureate MD (BaccMD) Program is a multiphase program that provides selected students from the UMass undergraduate campuses with the opportunity of provisional acceptance into UMass Medical School. Students who are from racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in medicine nationally and in Massachusetts, who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or are First Generation 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 interaction with physicians and medical students, 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 School of Medicine’s (SOM) 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 healthcare.


  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.

Book Club Announcements

Book of the Month for January is "In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom" by Qanta A Ahmed, MD

Book Club Meeting: Tuesday, January 30 at TBA

Book of the Month for February is "Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness" by William Styron

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Book Club Meeting: Wednesday, February 28 at TBA

Book of the Month for March is "Stiff" The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach

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Book Club Meeting: Friday, March 30 at TBA

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