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We are looking for students of strong character with outstanding academic records who demonstrate personal achievement, citizenship, and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities in high school and who will continue these in their undergraduate years. Washington University's medical program is selective, so students who become finalists for the University Scholars Program are highly accomplished in their academic and extracurricular undertakings.

On-Campus Interviews for Finalists

The University Scholars Committee will interview selected finalists, who will need to come to campus for interviews and related activities during finalists' weekend, March 28-30, 2019. Washington University will pay for finalists' round-trip expenses within the United States and their expenses while in St. Louis. Those who are named University Scholars will be notified shortly after finalists' weekend. Those not selected as a finalist may still be admitted to one of Washington University's outstanding undergraduate divisions.

To apply for the University Scholars Program in Medicine:

  • Submit an application for admission to the Class of 2023.
  • Log in to your WashU Pathway account to submit the separate application for the University Scholars Program in Medicine.
  • Write a brief answer (150 words or less) to the following question:
    Explain why you are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Describe any life experiences that may have sparked this interest, as well as any personal attributes that make you especially suited for a medical career.
  • The application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on January 2, 2019.

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