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Applying to the University Park Curriculum
How do you select the group of first-year students for the University Park Curriculum track?
We invite all Penn State College of Medicine applicants interested in the University Park Curriculum Track to indicate this on the secondary application. Those interested applicants who are invited for interviews will be able to meet UP students and faculty and participate in admission activities specific to the University Park Regional Campus. We believe this experience will enable interested students to better understand the unique features of the University Park Curriculum and help the selection committee evaluate how the applicant might fit into its small, team-oriented, self-directed educational setting. The College of Medicine then extends offers to the selected students.
When will you make a decision about whether I have been selected?
We anticipate making offers to candidates during March and April of each year for the following summer.
How soon should I make my decision to attend if I am offered a position in the University Park Curriculum?
We recommend that you accept your position and provide a deposit as soon as you have decided that Penn State College of Medicine’s University Park Curriculum is your choice for your medical school education.
If I am offered a position in the University Park Curriculum but decide not to choose it, will my decision affect my acceptance into Penn State College of Medicine’s central curriculum in Hershey?
No. All students offered admission to the University Park Curriculum have already been accepted to Penn State College of Medicine’s central curriculum. Declining an offer for the University Park Curriculum will not change the acceptance you already have to Penn State College of Medicine’s central curriculum in Hershey.