University of Michigan Medical School Linkage Program

University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) is a top ranked school for both research and clinical care. The curriculum is dynamic and evolving, with input from students. It has a systems-based foundation but also incorporates small group learning and in-depth clinical training beginning early in the first year. A wide range of research opportunities are available, whether your interests lie in basic science research, clinical research, or translational research.

UMMS allows students to pursue research projects or clinical electives abroad through their Global REACH program. A student run free clinic gives students hands-on experience working with uninsured patients and exposure to the administrative side of medicine. UMMS prepares students not only to transition seamlessly into residency after graduation, but to become leaders in their chosen field in the future.

Linkage Program Requirements

Grade Point Average

  • WUSTL Post-baccalaureate Premed GPA: 3.6 or better with no science grade below a C.
  • Combined GPA for Undergraduate and Post-baccalaureate Premed studies: 3.6 or better.


  • Provisionally accepted students must sit for the MCAT in the spring and earn a score no lower than the mean for UMMS the previous year. The average MCAT score for UMMS is in the 95th percentile (515-516 on the new scale).

Other, non-academic parameters, including professionalism, are taken into consideration, and final acceptance is at the discretion of UMMS.

Linkage Process


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a linkage program?
Students who are provisionally admitted to UMMS through this linkage are able to skip the glide year. They will complete the application process concurrently with their second year course work, interview early in the spring semester, complete post-baccalaureate work in May, and begin classes in August.

What is the timeline for applying to the linkage program?
Students complete one year of course work in the post-baccalaureate premedical program and then apply to the linkage in December and submit in January.

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