Premedical Office FAMU

Overview of FAMU Premed Program

The Premedical Office at Florida A&M University provides systematic and comprehensive application advice/support to FAMU students (regardless of major) who are interested in careers in the health fields.  The term "premed” refers to a minimum schedule of required/recommended courses for students applying to professional degree programs in medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatry, and related health fields. Students who are interested in pursuing pharmacy at FAMU are advised by the College of Pharmacy, not the Premedical Office.

  • Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Biochemistry, Health Science
  • Premed is not a major {but,15 classes}:
  • English (2 semesters)
  • Math (2 semesters)
  • Psychology (1 semester)
  • Sociology (1 semester)
  • General Biology with lab (2 semesters)
  • General Chemistry I/II with lab (2 semesters)
  • General Physics I/II with lab (2 semesters)
  • Organic Chemistry I/II with lab (2 semesters)
  • Biochemistry I with lab (1 semester)

FAMU students who wish to receive structured advising from the Premedical Office should have an active university email address on file in the Premedical Office. Currently enrolled students should register with the Premed Office by scheduling an appointment with Mr. Fran Scott at

The Premedical Office, located in the College of Science and Technology - University Commons building room 104, complements the support provided by academic advisors within major academic departments. It is staffed with an Assistant Director/premedical advisor and premed student volunteers. The office is generally open from 8am-5pm during the academic year.

Although most college students are not prepared to submit their health professions school applications until the summer between junior and senior years, the process of “building” a COMPETITIVE application should start day one of freshman year and continue until the student gains admission into professional school or changes career or educational paths.

Due to the significant number of students interested in medical, dental, etc. school at FAMU, activities conducted by FAMU's Premedical Office are comprehensive and highly structured, conducted in a group setting. Additionally, worksheets or handouts are distributed with pertinent information. The following are some of the types of support currently provided by FAMU’s Premedical Office:

  • Individual meetings with a Premedical Adviser designed to keep students informed and be competitive in the medical, dental, etc. admissions application process.
  • Weekly emails regarding premed advising activities, summer programs, volunteer opportunities, recruitment visits, scholarships, etc. NOTE: Premed Office emails are sent only to students who are registered and maintain updated email addresses with the Premed Office.
  • Provide guidance and assistance in choosing courses to maximize competitiveness for acceptance into health professions schools.
  • Provide guidance in assessing progress towards fulfilling the requirements for entry into health profession schools.
  • Provide extensive guidance in exploring summer activities that offer relevant experience in the health professions.
  • Step-by-step assistance, by way of a strategic application timeline, with completing the application process for health professions schools (beginning freshman year at FAMU).
  • Assistance with letters of evaluation to support applications to summer programs and health professional schools.
  • Assistance with preparing for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Dental Admissions Test (DAT), and other entrance exams.
  • Visits to FAMU by health professionals and representatives from medical, dental, and other health professions schools.
  • Premedical Advisor serves as advisor to several premed clubs and organizations, designed to inspire students to pursue a career in medicine or related health professions career.

Assistant Director/Premed Advisor and Yale students

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Krystie Snype article $100,000 Dr. Pepper Scholarship



Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) Education at the University of Pennsylvania

UPenn offers an NIH-funded summer undergraduate internship program for students interested in a mentored research experience in clinical and translational science. Called the Translational Research Internship Program (TRIP), this internship provides on-campus housing and a stipend of $3,900. The internship is 10 weeks in duration, starting May and ending July. Click the link below to learn more about the program.

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine BS/MD Summer Enrichment Program

Students are selected during the second semester of their first year in undergraduate school by the Site Coordinator at the institution. This six-week summer enrichment program, held on the campus of MMC, consists of three sequential levels. Program selection criteria include: 1) African American/Black students; 2) US citizen or permanent resident; 3) an overall and science GPA of 3.25; 4) two letters of recommendation from professors and/or advisors; 5) submitted official transcript with seal; and 6) submitted 1-2 page essay. Click link below to Learn more about the program.


U-SSTRIDE is open to students from Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College, and post-baccalaureate students. Premedical students who are interested in applying to FSU medical school and working in rural, minority, or underserved communities are invited to participate in U-SSTRIDE.

To be admitted to U-SSTRIDE, students must be interviewed by the College Outreach and Advising Office, have a SAT score of at least an 1100, a 3.3 GPA or higher, complete an application for membership, and submit two letters of recommendation. Any SSTRIDE students who have been in the Outreach Programs through their matriculation to Florida State University are automatically admitted into U-SSTRIDE. There are approximately 50 spaces available for new members each academic year. Students must apply for membership in the Spring term. Click on link to learn more about the program.

Howard University Summer Pre-Scholars Program

The Pre-Health Scholars Summer Enrichment Program (PHSEP) is designed to assist 25 pre-medical and pre-dental scholars from HU and other HBCUs to gain admission to medical, dental or other health professional schools.

Eligibility for HU students: Current juniors, seniors or recent graduates, completed all prerequisites courses with an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher, express strong interests in medical, dental and other health related careers.

Yale Summer Enrichment Medical Academy

   Yale School of Medicine’s First Look Immersion provide students a comprehensive opportunity to learn about healthcare related programs at Yale

  • Receive invaluable information about how to package your student’s applications so that they stand out in the admissions process
  • Increase understanding of financial aid, including scholarship and grants that might be available to your students.
  • Ask all questions you have about the programs and the support systems that Yale has to ensure your student’s success
  • Hear directly from students of color about their experiences in the program

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Formerly known as the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP), SHPEP is a free transformative summer experience that offers opportunities for undergraduate students to explore a range of health careers, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, and public health. SHPEP scholars have a legacy of success: over 65% of scholars who apply to medical or dental school are accepted.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be a freshman or sophomore college student when applying. Be sure to review the SHPEP website for other eligibility requirements, instructions for how to apply, and more information about the program.

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MedServe Graduate Opportunity

MedServe is a two-year service-learning program in primary care for recent graduates interested in health careers, especially pre-med students. MedServe is a unique opportunity that will allow students to gain additional experience to be competitive in the admissions application process.

Find more details on the website:

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Resources to help you understand the application process and how to choose medical programs

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Fee Assistance Program (FAP)

Medical schools in the U.S. and Canada

Minorities in Medicine to get information on groups underrepresented in medicine

American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service AACOMAS)

Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)


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Professional School Acceptances

FAMU Premed Program was established in 2018 and has become a top producer for placing African-American students into medical school. Acceptances into medical, dental, and other health professions schools that have been reported to the Premedical Office are listed below. 

  1. Tahara Jordan has been accepted into Ross University School of Medicine
  2. Brandon Rogers has been accepted into Ross University School of Medicine
  3. Aries Hamlet has been accepted into Emory University Physician Assistant Program
  4. Taylor Shaw has been accepted into Meharry School of Dentistry
  5. Tarre Stanley, Jr. has been accepted into American of Antigua College of Medicine 
  6. Nnamezie Ononuju has been accepted into Howard College of Medicine
  7. Shyamalee Ramaraj has been accepted into Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
  8. Erica Taylor has been accepted into Dental School. School TBD.
  9. Kimberly Williams has been accepted into University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
  10. Jade Bryant has been accepted into Florida State University College of Medicine.
  1. emidara Ayuba has been accepted into Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Sarasota, FL
  2. Amariah Woodruff has been accepted into American University of the Caribbean in Coral Gables, FL (Sint Maarten Campus)
  3. Maggie Bassey has been accepted into University of Alabama-Birmingham School of Dentistry in Birmingham, AL
  4. Demario Chappell has been accepted into Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York
  5. Bre’Ana Coleman has been accepted into Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Spartanburg, SC (Carolinas Campus)
  6. Alyssa Goldman has been accepted into Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, FL (Barbados Campus)
  7. Godwin Igbokwe has been accepted into Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami Shores, FL
  8. Cierra Miller has been accepted into University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in
  9. Isaiah Walker has been accepted into Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA
  1. Ronald Woodruff has been accepted into Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Mercedes Theodore has been accepted into America University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua
  3. Alayna Kelly has been accepted into Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine in Boca Raton, FL
  4. Amber Hannah has been accepted into Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL
  5. Diamond Paulk has been accepted into Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL
  6. Kevin Lukose has been accepted into Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine in Boca Raton, FL
  7. Carlton Smith has been accepted into Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA
  8. Martika Moss has been accepted into American University of Antigua College of Medicine in Antigua
  1. Azjaah Rogers has been accepted into Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL
  2. Kiah Hill has been accepted into Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee, FL
  3. Tamia Potter has been accepted into Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH
  4.  Dyren Brown has been accepted into Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC

FAMU's Premedical Office Partnerships


FAMU and RUSM established an educational pathway program, making it easier for FAMU graduate school students to study medicine at RUSM. Qualified FAMU students who earn full acceptance into the medical school will receive a scholarship covering full tuition for the first semester. FAMU students will spend the first two years of medical school at the RUSM campus in Barbados.

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Under the terms of a newly inked memorandum of understanding (MOU), qualified FAMU graduates gain automatic acceptance to AUA as medical school students. Students with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) who otherwise meet AUA’s admissions requirements would qualify.

In addition, five participating FAMU graduates will be awarded a $5,000 College Partner Grant.

Students may also be eligible to receive AUA’s Physician Diversification Initiative Scholarship (a $50,000 award) or other grants and scholarships.

LECOM has developed special Early Acceptance Programs with select community colleges, undergraduate colleges and universities that grant qualified students a provisional early acceptance to LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine. In some cases, these programs will permit the student to start the professional program prior to receiving a bachelor degree from the undergraduate institution.

Application to the EAP is separate from the application to the undergraduate school.  A student may apply for EAP consideration as a high school senior. While current undergraduate students may apply, they should contact the pre-health advisor at their school to see if they qualify.  Students apply to enroll in the EAP by following the link “Affiliated Undergraduate College Inquiry” found on the myLECOM Portal. Some undergraduate schools may require a separate application for their phase of the EAP program; please check with the institution.

Additional requirements, including a final application to LECOM, must be met for final acceptance to LECOM, but another interview is not required. The specific criteria for acceptance into the programs will vary from school to school, but the general requirements are listed below:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Must not hold a bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • Must have at least two years remaining as a full time student at the undergraduate institution;
  • SAT Score (Math and Verbal Reasoning) greater than or equal to 1170 on a single exam
  • SAT score of 1240 or higher on a single exam or an ACT Composite score greater than or equal to 26 on a single exam
  • A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Students already attending the affiliate institution must have a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 or higher and a science GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  • 4+4 Track – This program is only available in Bradenton, FL. The student must have a provisional letter of acceptance in the EAP before starting their third year at the undergraduate institution. Upon submitting an AADSAS application, completing four years of undergraduate study, taking the DAT and successfully meeting certain GPA and other requirements, the student enters LECOM’s School of Dental Medicine the following July. LECOM graduates receive a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree.

Applicants will be accepted into the DO Program if they satisfy the eligibility requirements set forth herein and are interviewed and accepted by PCOM’s Faculty Committee on Admissions. The Faculty Committee on Admissions at PCOM will consider applicants who meet the following criteria:

a) The candidate must complete the undergraduate course requirements

b) The candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) at the time of application submission.

c) The candidate must have earned (on the 4.0 grading system) a grade point average of 50 cumulative and science cumulative through the end of junior year for the 4+4 program.

d) The candidate must take the Medical College Admissions Test as early as possible but no later than the Fall of the senior year. The candidate must earn a minimum score of a 497 composite and at least a 124 on each section;

PHSU referral option allows FAMU pre-professional students to enhance their medical credentials (GPA, science courses, etc.) without delay and pursue medical and dental school.

Students have the opportunity to pursue the MSMS program at the PHSU-St. Louis campus. FAMU students must be referred by the Premed Advisor to receive a 20% discount off tuition and fees. Online option is available. Additionally, no MCAT or GRE exams are required for Fall 2021 term.

Below you’ll also find a list of the current PHSU-St. Louis MSMS admissions requirements:

MSMS Application Requirements

  • GPA – 2.7
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Resume/CV
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation 
  • App Fee*** 
  • Prerequisite foundations:
  • Biology I & II
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Physics I & II
  • Math (General/Any)
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • English