Honors Medical Scholars (HMS) Program

The Florida State University College of Medicine has partnered 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.

Students interested in medicine who demonstrate a high level of academic ability, a heart for service, and sincere concern for vulnerable populations benefit from participation in a special seminar course, a mentorship program, pre-med prerequisite courses, medical and community volunteer activities, and the Honors Medical Scholars Society, as well as other student organizations. 

  • The Honors Medical Scholars program is not a Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (BS/MD) program and does not guarantee admission into the College of Medicine.
  • FSU Honors Medical Scholars who successfully complete the program and pre-medical requirements will be eligible to apply to the FSU College of Medicine through the early decision process.



  • Only first-year incoming freshman are eligible to apply.
  • Competitive candidates will have a record of high academic ability, a heart for service, and a sincere concern for vulnerable populations through volunteering. 
  • Exposure and experience in healthcare and health-related settings is recommended.  


  • Upcoming application timeline coming soon. 

For more information on the Honors Medical Scholars Program and application, contact the HMS Program Office by email at honors.medical@med.fsu.edu or (850) 645-2826.

Program Flyer

Program Flyer

Related Sites

Florida State University College of Medicine
Honors Medical Scholars - Requirements for Bachelor of Science Phase - College of Medicine
Pre-Health Advising for Undergraduates
Honors Medical Scholars Society