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 FAMU-FAU Medical Scholars

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)-Florida Atlantic University Medical Scholars Program: Enhancing Medicine Through Diversity

This is an 8-year Bachelor of Science-Medical Doctor dual-degree program for outstanding high school seniors who have made an early and informed decision to become a physician. Students admitted to this program spend their undergraduate years at FAMU, participate in a specially tailored Medical Scholars Program curriculum, and receive conditional acceptance to the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.

Please find the application here.

Research in Residence

Dr. Darin Trelka meets with Medical Scholar Program participants.

Rising seniors in the Medical Scholars Program spend 10 weeks of the summer at the College of Medicine conducting basic science or clinical research with COM faculty. Scholars live on campus and are mentored by medical students and COM faculty which will make their transition to medical school seamless.

Clinical Shadowing

During the Research in Residence, FAMU Medical Scholars Program students visit FAU in Residence Program, Scholars also have immersive shadowing experience with COM clinical preceptors in the community. Scholars are exposed to specialties such as internal medicine, family medicine, endocrinology and gastroenterology. These experiences orient Scholars to the FAU service community and provide further opportunities for student-mentor relationships to be formed.


MedScholFLFirst Medical Scholars Program Pinning Ceremony Held in Tallahassee

Michelle Wilson
and Ugoma Onubogu

The first Medical Scholars Program Pinning Ceremony at Florida A&M University on April 21, 2017 honored the first graduates of the FAMU-FAU Medical Scholars Program, Michelle Wilson and Ugoma Onubogu. They both matriculated to the college in August 2017. Michelle entered the M.D. program and Ugoma entered the M.D./Ph.D. program with The Scripps Research Institute Florida. 





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