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MEDPATH Post-Baccalaureate Program


The MEDPATH Program is a twelve-month Post-Baccalaureate academic program designed to strengthen the biological and social sciences foundation of students preparing for careers in medicine. As a result of the successful completion of the program with a 3.25 G.P.A., each participant will gain conditional admission and matriculate into the University of Kansas School of Medicine the following fall.


MEDPATH, formerly known as the Post Baccalaureate program, exists to create an institutional environment of appreciation of diversity, and is a part of an educational pipeline or pathway for underrepresented students. The program recruits and retains diverse students, and ultimately develops culturally and linguistically competent physicians who will work to eliminate health disparities, and promote health disparity research at KUMC.

Courses and Activities

The program includes two academic semesters (fall and spring) followed by a summer Pre-Matriculation program. During the academic semesters, participants will enroll in a full-time course of study; twelve credit hours during the fall and spring semesters is considered full-time. Courses are taken on the Edwards campus and are selected for each student based on their background in order to strengthen their foundation for medical school. In addition, students will participate, as a cohort, in team building, professionalism, peer-to-peer facilitation, mentoring, research, and clinical experience.


  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • The student has applied to the University of Kansas School of Medicine and been granted an interview, the student may then receive an invitation to apply to the Med Path Program if admission is not offered.
  • The student must be a member of a population that is underrepresented or underserved in the health field (i.e. Native American, African American, Hispanic American, Southeast Asian).

Important Dates

April 9th, 2021

Online Application Submission Deadline

August 16th, 2021

Program Begins

June 30th, 2022

Program Ends

Questions? Contact or call (913)-945-6402.

Last modified: Mar 19, 2021