In a groundbreaking collaboration, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are partnering together to offer the Early Assurance Program for high-achieving students enrolled at ASU with a strong drive to support underserved populations in Arizona.

With this partnership, we can eliminate some of the barriers that limit highly qualified students from being successful physician-leaders. We recognize that two of the most significant barriers for underrepresented students are the standardized MCAT entrance exam and the extensive MD application process. By eliminating the MCAT as a requirement for this program and specifically reaching undergraduate students who might be otherwise missed in the admissions process, we have the opportunity to mentor and shape underrepresented students into strong future physicians.

Each of the students selected for the Early Assurance Program must be enrolled full-time at ASU and maintain a 3.6 GPA throughout their undergraduate education, as well as complete several benchmark requirements related to clinical experience, research, leadership and community service. We will welcome students from all majors as long as they complete the required prerequisites for the College of Medicine – Phoenix, which will require regular check-ins with pre-health advisors.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Only current Arizona State University students are eligible to apply.
  • Students must be either sophomore or junior standing according to Arizona State University's Class Standing policy
  • 3.6 GPA required at time of admission and through graduation.
  • There is no specific major required.
  • Students must commit to complete all prerequisite courses by graduation from Arizona State University.
  • Completion of clinical and research experience required prior to matriculation in the MD program.

Please contact @email with any questions about the program.