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B.S. Phase

Requirements for admission to the B.S. phase:

This highly competitive program is open to a limited number of graduating high school students.

The program seeks candidates who fit the Honors Medical Scholars Program mission and the mission of the FSU College of Medicine.  Competitive candidates will have a record of high academic ability, a heart for service, and a sincere concern for vulnerable populations through volunteering.  Some exposure and experience in healthcare and health-related settings is recommended.  Candidates are selected for an interview for the Honors Medical Scholars Program after they have completed the application process detailed below.    

The application cycle for 2017 Admission
will open in December 2016.

The overall application process and timeline is outlined below. 


1)  Be admitted to FSU as a freshman in December for the following fall.
     (Note: this application deadline is October 19, 2016*).
 2)  Apply to the FSU Honors Program by January 25, 2017 and accepted to the Honors Program by February 17, 2017 **.
 3)  Apply to the Honors Medical Scholars Program by February 17, 2017.

  • If you are interested in the program, we encourage you to apply to HMS before the deadline to avoid a late application. You may apply to HMS when you apply to the Honors Program. 
  • Formal review of your HMS Program application occurs after you have been accepted to the FSU Honors Program in February. 

4) Three letters of recommendation must be received by February 17, 2017 via hard copy by mail or electronically by email. 

  • Hardcopy by mail must be postmarked by 2/17/17 to:

FSU College of Medicine 
1115 West Call Street, MSB 3180
ATTN: Honors Medical Scholars
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4300

  • By Email: Sent by 2/17/17 midnight EST

Subject: Letters of Recommendation for YOUR NAME

  • The HMS application and letters of recommendation must be completed and received by the College of Medicine Honors Medical Scholars Program Office by the published deadlines.

5)  Complete an interview with the Honors Medical Scholars program in March.

  • Interviews are by invitation only. 
  • Candidates will be notified of their interview in late February.

For additional information, go to the FSU Honors website.
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*If you apply for undergraduate admission after October 19, 2016, you risk being unable to meet the Honors Medical Scholars Program application deadline.

**Admission to the Honors Program does not guarantee consideration for or admission to the Honors Medical Scholars Program.