What is the Postbaccalaureate Program?
The Medical Scholars in Public Health (MSPH) Postbaccalaureate Program is an educational bridge for Arkansas residents who come from socially, economically, or geographically disadvantaged backgrounds and who have faced challenges in the medical school admissions process.
What is Our Purpose?
The faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) believes in investing in the students of this state and building systems that create equity for all our students. Coaching, nurturing, and teaching our students with intentionality is central to our mission of recruiting and ensuring success for all students admitted to medical school.
The UAMS College of Medicine faculty are deeply committed to Arkansas students, and actively works to build educational and support systems that foster equity for all students. Our faculty members realize that acquiring the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required for development into a successful physician is a life-long journey that starts before medical school. Thus, this program seeks to promote the recruitment and success of potential medical students by offering mindful coaching and learning opportunities to ensure success in a nurturing environment.
To create an educational bridge program for Arkansas residents who come from socially, economically, or geographically disadvantaged backgrounds and who have faced challenges in the medical school admissions process. This program aims to prepare such applicants by fostering advanced critical thinking skills and offering foundational knowledge needed for successful admission and timely graduation from the UAMS College of Medicine (COM).
Sara Tariq, M.D.
Associate Dean of Student Affairs, College of Medicine, faculty Internal Medicine
Jerrilyn Jones, M.D., MPH
Director of MSPH program, faculty Emergency Medicine
Kimberlyn Blann, M.A.
Associate Director, Medical Student Admissions and Outreach Programs
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