The Early Opportunity Program in Medicine (EOPIM) recruits qualified applicants from groups historically underrepresented in medicine.
EOPIM is an early assurance program that if successfully completed will lead to entry into medical school at the Jacobs School. Students accepted into the EOPIM are provided with the opportunity for professional interaction and career training at the Jacobs School before their graduation from college.
The Jacobs School has partnered with the following schools to identify candidates for EOPIM:
Students admitted into the EOPIM program are required to participate in clinical and/or basic research, educational and professional development activities at the Jacobs School during the summer session, most likely betwen the junior and senior years. Students participate in CLIMB PRO (Collaborative Learning and Mentoring in the Biosciences - Professional) activities.
Students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above in science and non-science courses in each semester, including the last semester of their senior year.
Students must send their unofficial transcripts to the EOPIM coordinator at the Jacobs School at the end of every semester.
Students must submit an official transcript to the Jacobs School Admissions Office within two weks of college graduation
Students must submit an AMCAS application, includiing MCAT score, to the Jacobs School admissions office in their senior year.
Submission of an updated letter from the student's pre-medical committee, verifying that all requirements have been successfully met since the EOPIM acceptance, to the Jacobs School admissions office in their senior year.
For questions contact:
Anyango Kamina, PhD
Assistant Dean, Student Development and Academic Enhancement
Office of Research and Graduate Education
955 Main Street, Room 6135, Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 829-2493