Early Assurance Premedical Programs

Exceptionally well-qualified students may be considered for a special early-admissions program during the sophomore year. Candidates for early assurance should be absolutely sure they want to pursue a career in medicine, should be sure of the medical school they wish to attend, and must demonstrate clearly how the early assurance program will benefit them in a significant way. They should be active and productive in extra-academic endeavors, and their academic performance should be excellent. Those who are selected as early-assurance candidates will complete their Middlebury B.A. in normal course prior to entering medical school and will be expected to maintain high academic standards throughout their Middlebury tenure. The following medical schools currently offer Middlebury students the Early Assurance option:

Albany Medical College
University of Connecticut
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
University of Rochester
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY Upstate

The chart below compares these schools’ application requirements and processes:

Early Assurance in a Nutshell (.doc)

In addition, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai offers a unique Early Acceptance Program in Humanities and Medicine program.  This program offers maximum flexibility in the undergraduate years for students to explore their interests in humanities and assures highly motivated undergraduates admission to Mt. Sinai upon successful completion of program requirements and graduation from their undergraduate program.  MCATs are neither required nor permitted to be taken.

An informational meeting on all the programs available to Middlebury students will be held

         Tuesday, October 7, 2014
            6:30 p.m.         
            BiHall 104

For further details on any of the above programs, contact the Health Professions advisor at extension 2455.
Underclassmen applying to these programs need a committee letter and must go through the Health Professions Committee process.  Click on the headers below for details:

Early Assurance Program (EAP) Application Timeline

For Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

and University of Rochester School

of Medicine and Dentistry


Sophomores (Class of 2017) may apply to the Middlebury Health Professions Committee (HPC) for consideration for the Geisel Dartmouth and Rochester early admissions programs. Students interested in Albany, University of Connecticut and SUNY schools should contact the health professions advisor.

2013-2016 Application Details and Timeline

1. There will be an information meeting for interested candidates on October 7, 2014 at 6:30 pm in BiHall 104. Please check CCI website or the Health Professions Newsletter for details.

2. Dr. Susan Pepin and other representatives from Geisel Dartmouth Medical School will visit campus this fall (date to be determined) to talk to students who are interested in medical school in general, and Dartmouth in particular. Please check for details on the CCI website, or the Health Professions Newsletter.

3. Interested candidates should complete the process for evaluation by the HPC as outlined in the document called Beginnings for EAP Applicants on the Health Professions Website by: February 6, 2015.

4. It is expected that applicants will have completed one year of chemistry, one year of biology, and a calculus or stats course before the committee evaluation.

5. A subcommittee of the Health Professions Committee will review the pool of applications and recommend up to five candidates to the full committee for evaluation by February 18, 2015.

6. The HPC will endorse and advance applications to Geisel Dartmouth or Rochester that they determine to be outstanding. Applicants will be informed of the status of their applications between May 26 and June 12, 2015.

7. The committee letter will be written and forwarded to Geisel Dartmouth Medical School by August 15, 2015.

8. Nominees will be directed to complete the application of the appropriate medical school between June and September 2015.

9. Nominees will be invited to interview at the respective medical school during fall 2016, and given a decision soon thereafter.

10. Geisel Dartmouth EAP students will be provided a research opportunity during summer 2016.

11. Geisel Dartmouth EAP students will be expected to have taken the MCAT by the beginning of the senior year, fall 2016.

12. Matriculation in fall 2017.