Medical School Early Acceptance Program (MSEAP)

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences (CBAS) is excited to partner with Meharry Medical College School of Medicine (MMCSOM) by offering the Medical School Early Acceptance Program (MSEAP). The purpose of the program is to increase the number of primary care physicians serving medically underserved populations as well as alleviating health care disparities in rural Tennessee. MSEAP is a seven-year early medical acceptance program restricted to incoming freshmen that begins with acceptance into the program as an undergraduate at MTSU and concludes with graduation from Meharry Medical College. At the conclusion of the program students will earn a Bachelor of Science from MTSU and a Doctor of Medicine from Meharry. Participants must be Tennessee residents, have scored a 28 or higher on the ACT (or SAT equivalent), and earned a 3.5 or higher in their high school course work. The program consists of three years of study in a prescribed undergraduate premedical school curriculum and four years of medical school study. A two year Residency in Primary Care in a rural/underserved area of Tennessee is also required. Upon matriculation into the program, students receive conditional acceptance to MMCSOM.

A Virtual Information Session was held via Zoom on Friday, November 13, 2020. Click here to view the slides presented at that session.

For students interested in starting the program in Fall 2022 the following three steps must be completed:

  1. APPLY TO MTSU An M-number will be assigned to you after the application is submitted. You must be accepted to MTSU prior to December 1, 2021 to be considered for the MSEAP Program. Please direct Admission questions to admissions@mtsu.edu or 615-898-2233.

  2. CREATE YOUR PIPELINEMT ACCOUNT:  Once you have applied to MTSU, you will receive your M-number by mail.  You will need an M-number to create your PipelineMT account.
    1. To create your PipelineMT account go to www.mtsu.edu and look for the “PipelineMT” at the top of page. You will then need to go to “New User” and click on the “Students” button.
    2. If you have applied to MTSU and have not received your M-number by mail, contact admissions@mtsu.edu. Please include your full name (first, middle, last), date of birth and home address. Do not include your SSN in the email.
    3. More information on student accounts can be found on the ITD website.

  3. COMPLETE THE MSEAP Application. This application should be used for those wishing to begin in Fall 2022.
    1. Once you receive your M-number, complete the the MSEAP application.
    2. Resume: Prepare a resume listing activities, interests, and accomplishments in high school (visit the Career Center for assistance if necessary).
    3. Essay: In an essay of no more than 500 words tell the Meharry/MTSU Admission Committee why you are interested in an accelerated medical program and how becoming a rural physician fits into your personal and professional goals. Describe how your background experiences and future goals make you uniquely qualified to be a future rural physician.
    4. Recommendation Letters: Please supply the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three people who will provide letters of recommendation in support of your application to this program. Please have letters sent to the address on the application.

If you have any additional questions or need more information, email EricB.Miller@mtsu.edu.

Sincerely,

Eric B. Miller, Advising Manager and MSEAP Site Coordinator
College of Basic and Applied Sciences