Tulane Accelerated Physician Training Program

<p>I'm a current student in the program and would love to answer any questions that incoming freshmen, prospective students, or parents might have =] It's a fantastic program that guarantees you acceptance to Tulane School of Medicine. I'll also do my best to answer any other questions you might have about my experience at Tulane.</p>

<p>General information about the program can be found on the Tulane School of Medicine website listed below:</p>

<p>Tulane</a> University - School of Medicine - Office of Admissions - Special Programs</p>

<p>How hard was it to get in at the beginning? What kind of stats did you need?
What do you think about the creative premedical scholar program? Do they take most of the qualified applicants? I'm interested in that!</p>

<p>Only 11 of us ended up applying, and 7/11 who interviewed for it were accepted this year.</p>

<p>I had pretty high stats: 2370 SAT, 35 ACT, 4.0 unweighted GPA. Another of my friends in the program had a 2350 SAT and close to a 4.0 unweighted GPA. Another of my friends in the program had a 2300 SAT, 34 ACT, and close to a 4.0 unweighted GPA. They definitely looked at our midterm grades because they want to know that you can handle the coursework required to finish the program. To finish the program, you have to complete 90 hours by the end of your sophomore year; this includes core curriculum requirements and also most of the Cell and Molecular Biology major requirements (most of the kids in the program are majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology; you can have another major if you have enough AP credit). </p>

<p>If you're more interested in majoring in a nonscience, you should go for Creative Scholars. They also accept most of the qualified applicants. Similar to the TAP-TP program, you have to complete your required classes for medical school (gen chem, orgo, physics, math, etc.) in your first two years, but unlike TAP-TP, you stay at Tulane undergrad for the full four years and then go to Tulane School of Medicine. Also, you apply sophomore year instead of freshman year.</p>

<p>Hi, Peace Love,
Congratulations for your achievements.
How was the course load for the first two years? Is there any other student's life or just study, study, and study?
Do you have any sense on average about the GPA in the courses you were taken in your program compare to other students in the same class?</p>

<p>Is there anyone withdraw from the program so far?
Does the third year program last a full year (or only two semesters like the school year)?</p>

<p>Thank you</p>

<p>Well, I'm finishing my freshman year in the program right now. Honestly, it's all about how you manage your time. I work more than the average student, but I also have a lot of fun. I'm involved in several organizations on campus, am in a sorority, and spend a lot of time with my friends. For example, I worked a bit harder every night this week to get work done and then didn't do hardly any work today (Crawfest was pretty great). I find that it's very possible to do well academically and still have a social life here at Tulane. </p>

<p>I feel like all of us in the program have done well in our classes. We only need to maintain a 3.5 to stay in the program, but we all would rather maintain a higher GPA.</p>

<p>One girl withdrew last week. You have the option of withdrawing before the community service year begins if you don't feel you can complete the program or if you want to finish your four years of undergrad and apply to medical school via the normal route. </p>

<p>I think the third year lasts a full year. It's like a normal job (but it's also like a break since we don't take classes that year).</p>

<p>Thanks for your kindly reply. How many classes do you take in freshman year? It sounds like a great program. It will save one year of study as well as an admission to medical school. Wish you the best.</p>

<p>During the admission process do they look at your extra curriculars or only your academics?</p>

<p>peacelovetulane - do you know why the other 4 of the 11 were not accepted into the TAP-TP program.Thanks</p>

<p>I'm not in the program, nor did I ever apply to the program, but I was bio lab partners with a freshman who went through the process last semester. He said that they really look for evidence of maturity, as well as capacity to handle a heavy course load.</p>

<p>based on my impression, not having enough (or barley having enough) AP credits seems to be the main reason that people are not accepted into the program.</p>