Welcome to the BUSM EMSSP Program

The Boston University School of Medicine Early Medical School Selection Program (EMSSP) is a partnership between BUSM and 14 undergraduate colleges that emphasizes early admissions and curriculum coordination.  For more information about the program, please visit our homepage

What to expect from the process

All materials must be submitted by January 31. Within the application you will need to provide:
  • Personal information
  • Education (including an uploaded copy of your test scores on both the SAT and ACT, if taken)
  • Other Experience (school, community and volunteer activities, as well as full- and part-time employment)
  • College coursework (courses, grades and credit broken out between science and math versus all other courses)
  • An uploaded 2-3 page personal statement
  • Names and contact info for 3-5 individuals who will be providing letters of recommendation. Your letter writers will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their letters electronically.

In addition to the materials provided electronically, the following must be sent via direct mail by January 31:
  • Official college transcript(s) from any institution at which you enrolled in any undergraduate coursework regardless of the grade received in the course or whether it was successfully transferred toward your degree

Mailing address for the direct mail items:

Boston University School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion Office
EMSSP Program
72 East Concord Street, A-206
Boston, MA 02118-2394

About the Personal Statement:

Your personal statement should be a maximum of 4,500 characters. We recommend you work offline in MS Word (or another word processing application), then copy/paste the final version into the field provided within the personal statement section. If you work directly within the personal statement section, we recommend saving every 20 minutes. Within the narrative you should address the following questions:
  1. What are your reasons for applying to the BUSM Early Medical School Selection Program?
  2. Why do you want to pursue medicine as a career?
  3. What do you expect to contribute to the profession?
  4. What do you expect to gain from medicine as a career?
  5. What life experiences have motivated you to pursue medicine as a career?

Questions?

If you have questions about the requirements or process, please  Contact Us .

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Boston University | School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion Office
72 East Concord Street, A-206
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-638-4130
mal@bu.edu
Contact Information
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Boston University | School of Medicine
Diversity and Inclusion Office
72 East Concord Street, A-206
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-638-4130
mal@bu.edu