How to Apply

How to Apply

Student Selection Criteria

To be eligible for the UVA SMDEP, an applicant must:

  • be a freshman or sophomore college student
  • be a U.S. Citizen or hold a permanent resident visa
  • come from a disadvantaged background (i.e., economically disadvantaged background, racial and ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented in medicine or from parts of the country such as rural areas where residents have been historically underrepresented in medicine)
  • have a minimum GPA of 2.50
  • submit a strong personal statement and strong letters of recommendation
  • demonstrate a serious interest in a medical career

How to Apply

Applicants interested in attending the UVA SMDEP 2015 should obtain an application on-line on November 1, 2014 at the following website:

Complete the application and submit as soon as possible. The deadline for submittal is March 1, 2015.

For more information contact:

Mrs. Joyce Gray, Program Manager, SMDEP
University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA SMDEP Office, P.O. Box 800446, McKim Hall, Rm 1171, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908 (434) 243-6165, email: