The PMAP program will be held in MSU East Lansing Campus. This six-week, intensive MCAT and medical school admissions preparation program is open to disadvantaged students who will be applying to medical school for either the 2011 or 2012 application cycles.
PMAP? is? designed? to? assist? college? juniors,? seniors,? and? recent? graduates? from? disadvantaged?
backgrounds ?with ?the ?opportunity ?to ?review? fundamental ?academic ?skills ?and ?enhance? test?taking? proficiency ?as? well ?as ?to ?become ?familiar ?with ?the ?medical? school ?admissions ?process. ?A ?major ?focus? of? PMAP ?is ?the? MCAT ?preparation. ?The ?curriculum ?consists ?of ?class ?instruction ?in ?the ?various? content? areas ?found?on?the?MCAT,?paper?and?computer?based? MCAT ?practice ?exams,? and? supplemental? course?work.? PMAP? is ?a ?seven?day ?a ?week ?program—the ?schedule? begins? at ?8:30?a.m. ?and ?ends? most ?evenings ?at ?9:30?p.m. ?with ?scheduled ?breaks ?through out ?the ?day. ?NOTE: ?This ?program? is ?not? designed ?for ?students ?who ?intend ?to ?take ?classes ?during ?the ?program? sessions.
PMAP? participants? will? also? engage? in? activities? that? promote? personal? and? professional?
development.? This? component? of? the? program? is? done? throughout? the? six?week? period? via?
workshops,? group?projects, ?and ?opportunities ?to ?study ?contemporary ?health care ?issues.??
As ?you ?can ?see, ?participation ?in ?this? program? requires? a ?substantial ?time? commitment. ?The ?program? is ?designed ?for ?students ?who ?are ?serious ?about ?their ?interest ?in ?pursuing ?a ?medical ?degree. ?Student? participants ?are ?required ?to ?engage? fully ?in ?all ?program? activities.? Stipends ?are ?provided? for ?eligible? students.?
Eligibility ?Criteria: ?Students ?seeking ?admission ?to ?the ?program? should:??
1) Come ?from ?a ?disadvantaged ?background ?(socially, ?economically, ?or? educationally ?disadvantaged)?
2) Be ?a ?U.S. ?citizen ?or ?permanent ?resident; ?individuals ?on ?temporary ?or ?student ?visa are ?not ?eligible?
3) Be ?a ?college ?junior, ?senior, ?or ?recent ?graduate? planning ?to ?apply ?to ?medical ?school? in? 2011 ?or ?2012?
4) Have ?evidence ?of ?completion ?of ?at ?least ?6 ?semester ?credits ?or ?9 ?term? credits ?each ?of?? biology, ?inorganic/organic?chemistry, ?and ?physics, ?including ?labs?
5) Have ?an ?overall ?grade ?point ?average ?of ?2.8 ?or ?better ?on ?a ?4.0?scale?
Student ?Stipend: ?$50.00 ?per?day. ?A? stipend ?payment ?may?be ?available? to ?eligible ?students ?to ?off set ?costs ?of?
attendance ?at ?the ?PMAP ?program.
*?Certain ?restrictions ?and ?federal ?guide lines ?may ?require? stipend ?reduction? or ?affect? stipend? eligibility ?for ?current ?MSU ?students.?
Student ?Lodging: ?Owen?Hall, ?MSU, ?East ?Lansing ?Campus ?(for ?students ?requiring ?on ?campus ?housing)
NOTE:? PMAP ?is ?a ?seven?day? a? week ?program — the ?schedule ?begins ?at ?8:30?a.m. ?and ?ends ?most ?evenings ?at ?9:30 ? p.m. ?with ?scheduled ?breaks ?throughout ?the ?day.
NOTE: ?This ?program? is ?not ?designed ?for ?students ?who? intend ?to ?take ?classe?s during ?the ?program ?sessions.???
Cost:? All? PMA P?MCAT ?preparation, ?classroom, ?and ?other ?academic ?materials ?are ?provided. ?There ?is ?no ?
additional ?tuition ?or ?fees ?are ?associated? with? the? program.
NOTE:? program ?participants ?will ?be ?responsible ?for? paying ?for ?housing, ?food, ?and? other ?personal ?expenses ?with ?their ?stipend ?monies ?throughout ?the ?program ? duration.???