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Get a head start on Medical School
The Florida State University College of Medicine has joined forces with the Honors Program to create a professional-track program available, on a highly competitive basis, to a small number of motivated first-year students in each incoming Honors class. The program gives students a head start on their chosen careers by allowing them to become members of the College of Medicine community while they are still undergraduates.
Through the Honors Medical Scholars Program, and upon completion of premed requirements, students will be eligible for early admission to the FSU College of Medicine, making it possible in some cases to receive an undergraduate degree and an M.D. degree in seven years.
Honors Medical Scholars benefit from participation in a special seminar course, a mentorship program, premed prerequisite courses, medical and community volunteer activities, and the Honors Medical Scholars society and other student organizations. Honors Medical Scholars are given pre-professional advising, meet with professors, observe classes, and shadow current students.
Eligibility for the Honors Medical Scholars Program is limited to graduating high school students who have been offered 1) first-time in college freshman admission to Florida State University AND 2) an invitation to the University Honors Program; both admission and the invitation must be achieved by specific dates.
Interested students must apply for general university admission by October 15, 2012 to receive timely notification of admission to the university and a timely invitation to the University Honors Program. Upon invitation to the Honors Program, students interested in the Honors Medical Scholars Program must submit a completed application by February 11, 2013.
2013 Honors Medical Scholars Application
Students who have been accepted into the Honors Program for Fall 2013 are eligible to apply for the Honors Medical Scholars Program. Click here to access the application. Be sure to consult your Honors Invitation letter for the password. Completed applications must be received by February 11, 2013.
Contact the Honors Office for more information.
Special Feature: Honors Medical Scholars Society
The Honors Medical Scholars Society was founded in 2008 and is focused on preparing its members for a future in the field of medicine. In 2010-2011, its members fulfilled goals of outreach, service, and personal growth by participating in an international service learning trip to Nicaragua; volunteering and raising money for several charitable organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and Relay for Life; and visiting with local high school students to encourage them to pursue a career in medicine or a medical-related field. The Honors Medical Scholars Society provides an opportunity for Honors Medical Scholars to get to know their peers, helping to facilitate the transition to college life and the demands of premed courses and activities.
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Please be aware that there is an error in the 2011-2011 Undergraduate General Bulletin. The Honors Medical Scholars Program is not a Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (BS/MD) program. The program allows eligible FSU honors students to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree of their choice while also participating in the Honors Medical Scholars Program. Students participating in the program may be eligible for early admission to the FSU College of Medicine upon completion of pre-med requirements.