How to Apply

At the end of the freshman year, if you have a GPA of 3.6 or higher and if you are a Pre-Med student intending to go to medical school and obtain an M.D. degree, please contact Dr. Ashok Hegde ( with a short email describing why you would like to be considered for admission to the Pre-Med Mentoring Program. Although applicants to the Pre-Med Mentoring Program tend to be biology majors, exceptional non-biology major Pre-Med students are encouraged to apply. You can also apply in your sophomore year or junior year if your GPA is 3.7 or higher.

In the email, you need to give your cumulative GPA and any other pertinent information in a succinct manner. Then, depending on the availability of open slots, Dr. Hegde will send you an application form. This form will ask you questions about your interest, motivation to go to medical school and the preparation you have done thus far towards your goal of seeking medical school admission. Based on the application, you may then receive an invitation for an interview. The final selection will depend on your academic record, application and your performance in the personal interview.

If you are selected for the Pre-Med Mentoring Program, you need to commit to attending for two semesters a weekly seminar (Seminar in Medical Culture) which is on Thursday (or occasionally Wednesday) evenings from 5:30 to 7:20.

Please note that Dr. Hegde is not a general Pre-Med Advisor. All the Pre-Med students who are not in the mentoring program may consider joining student organizations such as Pre-Med Club.