Health Professions Linkage Agreements

Agnes Scott’s pre-medical post-bacc and graduate students can reach their goal of becoming a physician a year earlier, avoiding the "glide year," through our linkage programs with Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) and Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM).

Details below include participating programs and eligibility requirements.

 

Our post-bacc pre-med students who are enrolled full-time and meet specific qualifications (as determined by MUSM) are invited to apply into the MUSM linkage program at the end of their summer semester. Our post-bacc students who are admitted to MUSM can enroll in medical school immediately upon completion of Agnes Scott’s Post-Bacc Pre-Med Certificate or Flex program instead of spending the next year applying to medical schools.*

Qualification Requirements for the ASC-MUSM linkage program:

  • Be a resident of Georgia for a minimum of one year
  • Be willing to practice primary care in rural or underserved Georgia
  • Enter Agnes Scott’s Post-Bacc Pre-Medical Certificate or Pre-Medical Flex program in the summer session
  • Complete all prerequisite science courses required by Mercer
  • Complete all Agnes Scott post-bacc requirements and courses within the Agnes Scott curriculum
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.5 or greater in our post-bacc program
  • Earn a total percentile rank of 65% or better on the MCAT
  • Continue to demonstrate the personal, ethical and professional qualities required of Mercer University School of Medicine students

*Please note: Agnes Scott post-bacc students are not guaranteed admission into this linkage program. Students who meet MUSM's admission requirements are allowed to apply, and candidates are selected by the MUSM admission committee just as in a regular medical school application cycle.

Post-Bacc Pre-Medical Certificate, Pre-Medical Flex, and Medical Sciences master’s students who are enrolled full-time and who meet specific qualifications are invited to apply into the MSM linkage program at the end of their fall semester. Our students who are admitted to MSM will enroll in the MSM medical school immediately upon completion of Agnes Scott’s participating graduate or post-bacc program instead of spending the next year applying to medical schools.*

Qualification Requirements for the ASC-MSM linkage program:

  • Committed to medicine, Georgia, and serving underserved populations
  • Enter Agnes Scott’s Post-Bacc Pre-Medical Certificate or Pre-Medical Flex program in the summer session, or Agnes Scott’s Master of Science in Medical Sciences program in the fall session
  • Complete all prerequisite science courses required by MSM
  • Complete all requirements and courses within the participating program’s curriculum at Agnes Scott
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.5 or greater in the participating program to be eligible for this linkage:
    • Biology with lab (1 year)
    • General Chemistry with lab (1 year)
    • Organic Chemistry with lab (1yr) - OR -
      Organic Chemistry with lab (1 semester) and Biochemistry (1 semester)
    • Physics with lab (1 year)
    • College level Math (1 year)
    • English, including composition (1 year)
  • Earn SAT scores ≧ 1250 or MCAT scores ≧ 495 (Biological, Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, BBFLS ≧ 124), (The MCAT scores are waived if the SAT requirement is met)
  • Evidence of service activities
  • Continue to demonstrate the personal, ethical and professional qualities required of Morehouse School of Medicine students

*Please note: Agnes Scott post-bacc and graduate students are not guaranteed admission into this linkage program. Students who meet MSM's admission requirements are allowed to apply, and candidates are selected by the MSM admission committee just as in a regular medical school application cycle.

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