Honors Medical Scholars (HMS) Program

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.

Please note that the Honors Medical Scholars program is not a Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Philosophy (BS/MD) program. While not guaranteeing 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. The program allows eligible students to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree of their choice. In some cases it may be possible to finish the undergraduate and M.D. degrees in seven years depending on college credits earned before enrollment at FSU.

Honors Medical Scholars 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.



Interested students must apply for general university admission and Honors Program admission by Dec. 1, 2023. Upon completion of both the university and Honors Program applications, interested students will receive access to the Honors Medical Scholars (HMS) Application. The HMS Application will go live on Oct. 15, 2023. Students interested in the Honors Medical Scholars Program must submit a completed HMS Application by Jan. 15, 2024. Students will receive notice of their university and Honors Program decisions on Feb. 15, 2024. Finalists for Honors Medical Scholars Program consideration will receive an interview invitation on March 4, 2024. Interviews will take place on March 29, 2024.


  • August 1, 2023: FSU and Honors Program Applications go live.
  • October 15, 2023: Honors Medical Scholars Application goes live.
  • December 1, 2023: FSU Application and Honors Program Application Deadline
  • January 15, 2024: Honors Medical Scholars Supplemental Application Deadline
  • February 15, 2024: Students receive notice of FSU and Honors Program decisions.
  • March 4, 2024: Honors Medical Scholars Finalists for Consideration receive interview invitation.
  • March 29, 2024: Honors Medical Scholars Interview Day (by invitation)

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