Enlisted military members across the Armed Forces now have the opportunity to prepare for future careers as uniformed physicians thanks to the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program.
Enlisted to Medical Degree Program (EMDP2)
The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2, is headquartered at the Uniformed Services University (USU) of the Health Sciences’ F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. The program was designed to give promising enlisted service members interested in becoming military physicians a pathway to medical school.
The two-year program is a partnership of USU, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps. This program enables highly qualified enlisted service members to complete the preparatory coursework for application to medical school while maintaining an active duty status. Students maintain their current pay and benefits while going to school full time.
What Does the EMDP2 Program Consist Of?
Program components include full-time coursework in a traditional classroom setting (in the Washington, D.C. area), structured pre-health advising, formal Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation, dedicated faculty and peer mentoring at USU, and integrated clinical exposure.
Following successful completion of the program, graduates will apply for acceptance to the USU medical school and/or civilian medical schools (admission to medical school is not guaranteed).
The EMDP2 program has been accepting applicants since 2014 and the program is expected to continue accepting applicants annually.
Who Can Apply?
This program is only open to active duty enlisted service members who have obtained a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. college or university.
Interested service members must apply through their respective service:
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