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Med School Decides “Diverse” Students Don’t Need the MCAT

Eligible students are those ‘from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine’.

The University of Pennsylvania expanded a program that admitted minority and other underrepresented college applicants into its Perelman School of Medicine under special criteria, including waiving the Medical College Admission Test requirement.

The program has “officially broadened” this year to include students from Howard University, Oakwood University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Morehouse College and Spelman College, according to a Perelman School of Medicine news release.

The Penn Access Summer Scholars program selects a group of diverse college candidates to complete two eight-week summer mentorship sessions with medical professionals…

PASS students are not required to take the MCAT, according to the guidelines. Read more…

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