Premedical Office

Early Medical School Acceptance Programs


Tulane University School of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine, and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth have special programs that allow Xavier students to gain conditional acceptance into medical school during their junior year of college.  Eligible students who complete the one-on-one Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office may apply to these programs during the second semester of their sophomore year and are notified of their acceptance status during the fall term of the junior year. Students who are granted conditional acceptance through early medical school acceptance programs will be expected to complete their undergraduate education at Xavier University prior to matriculation and to maintain satisfactory academic and behavioral progress as articulated by each early acceptance institution. Students who are granted conditional acceptance into the University of Rochester program are NOT required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT is, however, a requirement for the other early medical school acceptance programs. Select a program below for more details.

Additionally, the University of South Alabama (USA) College of Medicine (Mobile, AL) encourages highly qualified freshman and sophomore premeds at Xavier to consider the SouthMed Prep Scholars Program for research and early acceptance; for more info on this program, attend the USA Medical School information session at Xavier during your freshman or sophomore year.

Early medical school acceptance programs are discussed in detail during the Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings (an organization for all new freshman and transfer premed students at Xavier) and during one-on-one premed assessment meetings held during the spring semester of freshman and sophomore years.

Special note about early acceptance programs: The five (5) early medical school acceptance programs detailed above are not the only such programs that may be available to undergraduate students. For example, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY) offers the FlexMed early assurance program to which eligible undergraduate students may apply in the fall of sophomore year. Visit for more details and meet with program representatives when they visit Xavier.