University of Michigan-Flint Premedical Studies
early assurance program
The Early Assurance Program (EAP) is an exciting partnership between the University of Michigan-Flint and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM), designed to provide an enhanced opportunity for admission to a premier medical school for UM-Flint students interested in practicing in an underserved area of medicine. Each year, UM-Flint will assemble and submit a limited group of endorsed candidates for MSU-CHM to review. From these, MSU-CHM has agreed to grant early acceptance of admission for up to three UM-Flint students. The decision to admit an EAP applicant to MSU-CHM rests with the CHM Committee on Admissions.
The Early Assurance Program is interested in applicants who are likely to return to the Flint community to practice medicine. By seeking candidates interested in high-need medical specialty areas, as well as students who graduated from low-income, rural or urban area high schools, receive a PELL grant, or who are first-generation college students, the Early Assurance Program intends to make a substantial contribution to the local physician workforce.
We are looking for exceptional students in their junior year—students who subscribe to the mission of the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University: to meet the needs of patients, families, and communities by providing medical care with respect and dignity, and with a particular concern for and responsiveness to medically underserved populations and communities. To best represent UM-Flint, we’re also looking for students who exhibit professional traits such as honesty, compassion, respect for others, and responsibility in their academic, clinical, and volunteer experiences.
The most effective way to become an endorsed candidate is to begin a conversation with a faculty or academic advisor as early as possible in your education. Since you will be a junior year applicant, we emphasize as soon as possible. We will help you to sufficiently prepare by advising you on course selections, major, and medical opportunities.