Creative Premedical Scholars Program


The Creative Premedical Scholars Program seeks students who want to major in the liberal arts at Tulane and pursue a career in medicine after graduation.  Successful applicants receive guaranteed admission to Tulane's School of Medicine and are not required to take the MCAT.  Relieved of the pressures that often accompany preparation for the MCAT and applying to medical school, Creative Premedical Scholars are free to invest in a course of study within the humanities, arts, and social sciences.    


Students apply in the spring of their sophomore year and must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have a GPA of 3.6 or above
  • Complete a minimum of 60 credits of undergraduate work by the end of the sophomore year
  • Complete all of the premedical science course requirements by the end of their sophomore year with a B- or higher in each class.  The requirements are: one year each of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics, all with laboratories. Courses may be taken during the summer, at Tulane or at another institution that has been approved by the respective departments for transfer credit.
  • Plan to earn a BA or BFA degree in the School of Liberal Arts.  Majors in the Business School, School of Science and Engineering, School of Continuing Studies, or School of Public Health are not acceptable, though a student may pursue any minor
  • Students who have completed more than two years of undergraduate work or have transferred to Tulane from another university are not eligible.   

Application Process:

Application materials are available in the links below. All required application materials must be submitted to the Pre-Health Office (Richardson Building) by April 1. 

Applications will be reviewed by the Creative Scholars Nominating Committee and qualified students will be invited to interview with the committee at the end of April. The Committee will notify applicants regarding their decision by mid-June. Creative Medical Scholars are expected to carry at least 15 credits per semester.  They must also write an Honors thesis (Scholars not in the Honors program will write a thesis in their major department). 


To schedule an appointment with a pre-health advisor to discuss the requirements for the Creative Scholars Program, click here.

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