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MEDPREP | Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program

How to Apply to MEDPREP

MEDPREP is a two-year post-baccalaureate program for socio-economically or educationally disadvantaged students. It provides an environment in which students can hone their test-taking skills and enhance their academic record with the goal of matriculating in a Medical or Dental School. If you are interested in applying to MEDPREP, please read this section to determine if MEDPREP is right for you.

For detailed information about the MEDPREP program, click here. If you have additional questions, you can review our Frequently Asked Questions page. Please contact the MEDPREP Admissions Office if you need additional assistance.

Deadline for Cycle 1 admissions: Monday, September 19, 2016
Deadline for Cycle 2 admissions: Tuesday, January 17, 2017
All students start in June, 2017. Follow the steps in the next section to learn more about MEDPREP and the admissions process.

In order to be considered for entry into the program, an applicant must be invited to, and attend, an Admissions Day at MEDPREP. Admissions Day consists of approximately six hours of testing, two interviews, and several information sessions. If an applicant is not invited to or does not attend an Admissions Day, the committee will not consider his/her application for entry. Each applicant only needs to attend ONE of the Admissions days for the cycle under which he/she applied.

Admissions Days for Cycle 1: Friday, November 18 or Monday, November 21, 2016.
Admissions Days for Cycle 2: Friday, February 24, Monday, February 27, or Monday, March 6 2017. (Monday, March 20, 2017 will be an additional date, if necessary)

You will receive emails from MEDPREP once you begin the application process. If not, please check your email's spam folder and add the sender to your safe sender list.

Is applying to MEDPREP right for me?

Follow these steps to determine if you qualify for the MEDPREP program. At the end of the steps, you can begin the application process. When you are ready to submit your application, you will have to verify your qualifications and submit your documentation.

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How Much Does MEDPREP Cost?
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Do I meet the MEDPREP Prerequisites?
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Do I need recommendations for MEDPREP?
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Do I need official transcripts for MEDPREP?
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Is my GPA high enough for MEDPREP?
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I'm ready to apply to MEDPREP
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The MEDPREP mission is to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students from southern and central
Illinois who will enter and graduate from health professions schools and who will serve in U.S. health professions shortage areas.