Pre-Med Scholars Program
CNU's Pre-Med Scholars Program (PSP) provides select students with an enriched undergraduate experience that equips them to become strong candidates for the medical school of their choice; the program includes:
- intensive advising and mentoring,
- informative seminars and workshops, and
- structured clinical and service-learning experiences.
Riverside Medical Group (RMG) Leadership Scholars
- Each year, two freshmen are selected during their Spring semester at CNU, from among the incoming Pre-med Scholar Program (PSP) applicants, to receive $5000/year scholarships. These students must maintain good standing in the PSP to maintain their scholarships.
- In addition to full participation in the PSP, these students will be mentored by Riverside Health System physicians, have access to clinical experiences and selected medical education activities within the Riverside system, and will be offered a paid internship with Riverside Health Systems for one summer, usually between second and third years.
- Any entering freshman with SAT (math & crit. read.) >= 1250 (ACT >= 28) and interested in career in Medicine (Only these students are eligible for the BS-MD Joint Program)
- CNU students with between 30 - 60 cr hrs (must have completed CHEM 121/121L & 122/122L), and overall and science GPA of at least 3.5, with interest in applying to medical school; must complete CHEM 321/321L by third semester
In addition to completing pre-med course recommendations, PSP students will satisfactorily complete the series of "Activities" requirements each semester, enrolling for the PMED 010, 020, 030, and 040 courses (0-0-1), which include:
- Seminar sessions with the DPP & guest speakers
- Clinical experience hours
- Service learning requirement
Students must also maintain a minimum overall and science GPA of 3.40
Complete the Interest Form to register your interest in the Pre-med Scholars Program (PSP). You will be contacted by the Director of Pre-health Programs.
Special note to incoming freshmen: your SAT scores (math & crit. read.) must be equal to or greater than 1250 (ACT score must be equal to or greater than 28).