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The MEDStart program is offered by the University of Toledo College of Medicine. It allows qualified students to by-pass the MCAT and gain acceptance to the medical college in their junior year. Accepted students will attend a summer course at the medical college and after successful completion of their senior year transition into the medical college the following fall. It is a great opportunity for a talented student to relax and enjoy their senior year knowing they already have a seat in one of the nation’s top medical colleges.

Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible for the MedStart Program, the student must:

  1. Apply to the program in the fall of the junior year of undergraduate studies
  2. Completion of a minimum of one year of general chemistry with labs, one year of organic chemistry with labs, one year of biological sciences, and one year of physics at the time of application is strongly recommended. The courses must be completed, however, by the time of matriculation.

An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.7 or higher with a science GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of application is strongly recommended.

An ACT score of 29 or higher or an SAT score of 1900 or higher is strongly recommended.

Contact the chair of the Pre-Health Professions Program for more details or go to the MEDStart web page for more information.