Free summer program for students interested in med school or health profession programs

Des Moines University’s Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars program – DMU Health P.A.S.S. – is a great way for promising college students to prepare for and enhance their chances of getting into medical school and other health professions programs.

The three-week program is high-quality, hands-on and FREE. Health P.A.S.S. will provide participants with well-rounded perspectives on what it’s like to be a medical school student in osteopathic medicinepodiatric medicine and surgeryphysical therapy and physician assistant studies. In the program’s courses, clinical opportunities and practical exposure, students will gain the confidence that they can achieve a degree and career in any of Des Moines University’s four clinical areas – and the knowledge they need to get started. In addition, Des Moines University will cover the full costs of participants’ meals while on campus, materials, accommodations and reimburse travel up to $500.

Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Preference will be given to students who will be juniors or seniors in the 2016-2017 academic school year and applicants from populations under-represented in medicine and health care, including under-represented minority, low-income and/or first-generation college students. Students must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.2. 

The deadline for the application is February 15, and all related materials must be received by March 1.

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