First Look Program

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between Meharry Medical College and the University of Louisville School of Medicine - the First Look Program (FLP). Designed to provide an immersive experience into the UofL School of Medicine and its renowned residency programs, this initiative promises to be a pivotal opportunity for aspiring medical professionals.

The First Look Program is a three-day, two-night event that offers an unparalleled glimpse into the vibrant academic and professional landscape at the University of Louisville. During this immersive experience, participants will have the chance to engage with key stakeholders, esteemed faculty members, and current residents and fellows. Moreover, you'll have the invaluable opportunity to familiarize yourself with the dynamic city of Louisville, our School of Medicine, and prospective departments.

Whether you're a third-year medical student at the University of Louisville School of Medicine or Meharry Medical College, the First Look Program warmly welcomes all applicants, regardless of race, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or age. The First Look Program is also intentional about hosting tailored activities that center the experiences of underrepresented minorities in medicine. We believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where every aspiring physician has the opportunity to thrive and excel.

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The 24 students selected will be chosen based on merit, fit, recommendations, and the UofL participating departments. View our First Look Brief Overview document for more information.

  1. Must be a third-year medical student (M3) at Meharry Medical College or UofL’s School of Medicine.
  2. Must attend the totality of the First Look Program. 
  3. Have a genuine interest in attending UofL's SOM for residency.


About the program: Dr. Chris Seals, Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs |
About the application: Christina Halcomb, Program Manager |
Meharry Medical College liaison: Joseph Long, Assistant to the Associate Dean |