Future doctors: You’ve probably winced at the price tag of a four-year undergraduate program—and cringed entirely at the additional cost of medical school. On top of the expenses, you may have some uncertainty about the time in between programs—how will you land a spot in a medical school program in the first place?
Two schools in Michigan—Calvin College and the University of Michigan Medical School—offer a life-altering solution.
One first-year student each year can earn a spot in the Calvin College and University of Michigan Medical School partnership program. The award includes a four-year, full tuition scholarship to Calvin College, where you will pursue a pre-medicine concentration alongside any major. As an undergraduate, you’ll have the option to spend a summer doing biomedical research at the University of Michigan. You are also guaranteed an admission interview with the University of Michigan Medical School and granted a four-year, full tuition in-state scholarship contingent upon admission.
But the partnership isn’t limited to financial aid and highly sought-after research experience. You’ll also develop intensive mentoring relationships with pre-medicine faculty at Calvin and staff from the U of M Medical School, as well as physicians who are alumni of Calvin College.
The schools involved will provide you with a high-tier, competitive education. Calvin College, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ranks among the best liberal arts colleges nationwide. Calvin offers more than 100 academic options and fosters an academic community dedicated to rigorous intellectual inquiry. The University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, produces competitive residency candidates and offers research grants and award funding ranked in the nation’s top 10. The U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of M Medical School at #4 nationwide for primary care physicians.
Through the Calvin College and University of Michigan partnership, you will have the opportunity to earn two competitive and challenging degrees from nationally accredited institutions.
Rising costs of undergraduate and medical degrees should not hinder you in displaying your skills and pursuing your talents. Learn more about the U of M Partnership to get started.
Larry Gerbens is the pre-health advisor and liaison to health providers at Calvin College, a Christian liberal arts college committed to excellence and located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.