Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and Meharry Medical College School of Medicine (MMCSOM)Medical School Early Acceptance Program (MSEAP)Admissions Application

The Medical School Early Acceptance Program (MSEAP) is an undergraduate and medical school educational program for Tennessee residents administered by Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and Meharry Medical College’s School of Medicine (MMCSOM). 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. It 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. The program consists of three years of study in a prescribed undergraduate premedical curriculum and four years of medical school study. Upon matriculation into the program, students receive conditional acceptance to MMCSOM, pending continued successful completion of stated benchmarks as defined in the student’s responsibility section below.

Admissions into MSEAP

Students applying for the program must have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.* They must also have earned a minimum Composite ACT score of 28 (or equivalent SAT score). Upon meeting minimum requirements final acceptance into the program will be determined by a formal interview provided by a joint Admissions Committee comprised of representatives from both MTSU and Meharry Medical College. 

Up to 10 students may be selected to participate in the program each year contingent upon funding.

*Grade point average means a grade point average on a 4.0 scale calculated with additional internal quality points awarded for advanced placement, honors or other similar courses according to the Uniform Grading Policy adopted by the State Board of Education.

Student Commitment and Responsibilities

Each student selected for admission must agree to the following:

  • To attend the MSEAP Bridge Program, a two-week summer academic enrichment program that gives admitted MSEAP students a head start on their college education.
    • This challenging program combines an intensive personalized academic experience with structured one-on-one learning support to prepare students with the foundational tools necessary to achieve success in the MSEAP Program.
    • The first week of the program takes place on campus at MTSU and the second week takes place at MMCSOM.
    • Students will be offered meals and housing on campus at MTSU. Transportation to and from MMCSOM is provided as well.
    • Because the Bridge Program is mandatory for accepted students it is offered at no charge to students.
    • Tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, August 14, 2023 and conclude on Friday, August 25, 2023.
  • To attend a six-week summer academic and clinical enrichment program at MMCSOM each summer beginning after the first year at MTSU.
  • To participate in an intense formal MCAT review, complete the MCAT exam, and to release scores to Meharry prior to matriculation at MMCSOM.
  • To complete and submit an AMCAS application along with the MMCSOM application.

Applicant Information

Students must be admitted to MTSU as a first-time freshman no later than December 1, 2022 in order to be considered for this program. The following items are required:
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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 will fit into your personal and professional goals. Describe how your background experiences and future goals make you uniquely qualified to be a future rural physician.

Recommendation Letters

Please list the names, relationship to you, email addresses, and phone numbers of three people who will provide letters of recommendation in support of your application to this program. These letters of recommendations should be from teachers, counselors, or employers. Please make sure that these individuals can address in their letter your academic ability and your potential for success in the program. Note that this program has an early deadline and that this may be the first letter of recommendation such people write for you for college, so please request your letters well in advance of the deadline.

Letters may be sent via US Mail or emailed as PDF files to EricB.Miller@mtsu.edu. They should be written on letterhead and signed. All letters must be received (or postmarked) by December 1, 2022. If mailed please have them sent to:

Eric B. Miller
Middle Tennessee State University
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
MTSU Box 66
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

I certify the above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that completing and submitting this application by December 1, 2022 is only part of my applying to the MSEAP Program.

I further acknowledge that I must also complete an admission application to MTSU.

Please contact Eric Miller at EricB.Miller@mtsu.edu or 615-494-8894 with any questions.