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:
Students who have completed more than two years of undergraduate work or have transferred to Tulane from another university are not eligible.
|Requirement||Tulane Course Equivalent|
|Two semesters of general biology, with labs||
|Two semesters of general chemistry, with labs|| CHEM 1070 + 1075
CHEM 1080 + 1085
|Two semesters of organic chemistry, with labs|| CHEM 2410 + 2415
CHEM 2420 + 2425
|Two semesters of general physics, with labs|| PHYS 1210 or 1310
PHYS 1220 or 1320
Application materials are available in the links below. All required application materials must be submitted to the Pre-Health Office (Richardson Building) by April 1st, 2020 for the current application cycle.
1. Creative Scholars Application
2. Application Waivers
3. Letter of Recommendation Request Form (you will need two letters of recommendation, one from a science professor and one from a non-science professor)
Applications will be reviewed by the Creative Scholars Nominating Committee and top-ranked 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 Premedical Scholars are expected to carry at least 15 credits per semester and maintain a 3.6 GPA. They must also write an honors thesis (Scholars not in the Honors program will write a thesis in their major department).