MED Program

The MED program was established in 1987 and is a one-year program that is designed to provide an enhanced sciences and academic background to selected students from groups underrepresented in medicine and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds, who are seeking admission to the medical school program at the University of Louisville. Students are selected from a pool of applicants to the University of Louisville School of Medicine who were denied admission during the regular selection process but were viewed to have many of the positive qualities that contribute to making a good physician.  However, it was felt that the academic preparedness was insufficient to ensure successful completion of the medical school program.  In an attempt to increase the likelihood of success in completion of our medical curriculum by these students, the School of Medicine has developed an intensive one-year program that provides exposure to graduate level basic sciences courses taught by medical school faculty. Emphasis is placed on mastery of foundational physiological, biochemical, and anatomical concepts.  In addition, students will be afforded the opportunity to verbally express and discuss biomedical concepts in depth with faculty and peers. Students will be exposed to classroom lectures and some small group learning situations while taking the graduate physiology, biochemistry, and anatomy courses.