A cohort-based 12-month, 34-credit program offered in partnership with the Greenville Health System. Students will develop an advanced understanding of science and population health related to disparities between growing medical needs and resources within communities and establish an academic record for students pursuing medical school, dental school and other health-related professional programs and careers. Students will pursue a 9-month clinical experience with underserved populations and prepare for professional examinations (MCAT, DAT and GRE) through a Furman-specific relationship with Kaplan.
15-20 students will begin the program each June. Students with a bachelor’s degree, or who will complete a bachelor’s degree before the program start date, will be considered for admission provided they have completed their undergraduate studies with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.00, scored at or above the 34th percentile on the MCAT, at or above the 50th percentile on the DAT, and/or scored 300 or greater on an appropriate GRE subject test.
Incoming students are also expected to have successfully completed introductory courses in biology and genetics, two terms of general chemistry and at least one term of organic chemisty with two terms strongly recommended.