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Tulane Pathways to Medicine

The Tulane Pathways to Medicine (TPM) is a 4+4 program that provides students, upon matriculation to Tulane University as undergrad students, admissions to Tulane University School of Medicine (TUSOM). This program is best suited for high-achieving students who are committed to pursuing a degree in medicine at Tulane after they complete their four years of undergraduate education. 

TPM is an invitation-only program. Select high-achieving students will be invited to apply for TPM after they apply for undergraduate admission. Students selected to apply typically have an ACT score of 35+ and a high school GPA of 3.8+. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will invite candidates to interview on campus during Honors Weekend. Soon after the interview process, the applicants will be notified if they are accepted in the program.

Matriculation into TUSOM is contingent upon successful completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements. Students in the TPM program are not required to major in a particular major but will be required to maintain a 3.5 overall GPA as well as a 3.5 in their core science classes. Students will also be required to take the MCAT exam prior to entering medical school but scores will not be used for admissions purposes. 

Students’ undergraduate education in the TPM program will be partially financed by the merit scholarship they receive as honor students, along with any additional financial aid they may receive. There will be no guaranteed financial assistance for their medical education, but all accepted students will be eligible and considered for merit-based financial assistance upon entering TUSOM. 

For more information about the TPM program, please contact Henry Marrion at