University of Illinois College of Medicine                  GPPA Medical Scholars Program

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA) Medical Scholars Program commenced in 1996.

The GPPA Medical Scholars Program provides students with the conceptual and practical skills required for successful future training and careers in medicine. Students participate in a curriculum drawn from various fields to develop innovative research methods, and undertake successful medical school training. The goal of the GPPA Medical Scholars Program is to develop student leaders and scholars through participation in a focused medicine curriculum, research, and active engagement in and outside the classroom. With a rich network of peers, alumni, and faculty in an environment of collaborative learning and support, students excel at UIC and go on to receive external fellowships including Goldwater, Fulbright, Truman, Gates Cambridge, and Clarendon Oxford; and many have been awarded the Riddle Prize for the most successful UIC graduate in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Students are encouraged to explore their passions and permitted to major in an array of offerings. It is not uncommon to find our students majoring in non-science disciplines including the social sciences and humanities based majors. While it is not mandatory for graduates to attend the University of Illinois College of Medicine, at the conclusion of the undergraduate curriculum, over 80% of our graduates decide to continue their training here while others are highly recruited to top tier schools. Our GPPA Medicine alumni can be found in distinguished institutions throughout the country.

The GPPA Medical Scholars program is led by Dr. Donald A. Chambers and Dr. Rhonna L. Cohen.

For a general description of all the University of Illinois GPPA programs visit UIC GPPA.



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