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The Tulane Accelerated Physician Training Program (TAP-TP) is a combined degree, BS/MD program for students interested in Cell and Molecular Biology and who wish to attend Tulane University Medical School (TUSOM). The program includes 3 years of undergraduate study, which includes a summer and a semester of public service, and 4 years of medical school. TUSOM has a long history of public and community service, requiring community service on the medical school curriculum for over 20 years. As New Orleans is an underserved community (especially following Hurricane Katrina) and Louisiana a low income state, the marriage of an educational program and public service is a natural mix for Tulane.

Students interested in the TAP-TP program will complete their application the spring before their first semester at Tulane. Eligible students will be expected to have high levels of academic performance as judged by transcripts, SAT/ACT scores and AP scores. Students will be interviewed by a committee of undergraduate faculty, medical school faculty, and administrators. Around five students are accepted each year.

TAP-TP students will complete an abbreviated undergraduate curriculum designed around a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology with emphasis on the application of scientific principles for public good. Undergraduate performance would be a requisite for continuing in the program. Following the completion of their 3 years of coursework and their public service commitment, students will enter the 4-year medical school curriculum. Students will then enter the 4 year medical school curriculum.

2020 TAP-TP Application (Word)
2020 TAP-TP Application (PDF)

Essential Functions document

Deadline: May 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Applications may be submitted electronically to Mike Woodson.