National Institute on Aging

Florida A&M University Establishes a Medical Honors Program

Historically black Florida A&M University in Tallahassee has entered into an agreement to establish a Medical Honors Program with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Under the new program, high school students interested in a career in medicine will be recruited to join the MHP at Florida A&M with the understanding that if they succeed in their undergraduate studies they will accepted into the medical school at Florida Atlantic University.

MHP students will follow a pre-med curriculum that will include courses on leadership, ethics, professionalism, and team building. Students in the program will be required to participate in health-related community service, to job shadow working physicians, and to work in a hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office.

Florida A&M will admit up to 10 students each year into the program. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average in high school and have scored at least 1100 on the reading and mathematics sections of the SAT college entrance examination.


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