The Burnett Medical Scholars program facilitates the matriculation of the Burnett Honors College graduates into UCF’s College of Medicine MD program, provided that the students meet all the eligibility and performance criteria and other requirements included in the agreement.
Students admitted to the program reserve a seat in UCF’s College of Medicine upon completion of their undergraduate studies at UCF with the University Honors and Honors Undergraduate Thesis distinction. Students maintain their seat through fulfilling a list of requirements and performance criteria, which are designed to prepare them for the medical school experience. The program is not designed as an accelerated program.
- Deadline for applicants to submit their completed University Honors application and return the BMS Interest Form (included with application). Students will receive a decision in 3-5 weeks, at which time they will be directed to the UCF College of Medicine online application
- Deadline to submit an updated transcript with senior year grades to Burnett Honors College
- Deadline for confirmed eligible students to submit online Burnett Medical Scholars application to UCF College of Medicine
Around March 1
- UCF College of Medicine informs students of admission decisions
- Deadline to reserve seat in the Burnett Honors College and the Burnett Medical Scholars Program
Students who do not reserve their seat will lose the opportunity to participate in this program!
- Only “First Time in College” students who start at UCF in Summer or Fall are eligible (transfer students or current UCF students are NOT eligible)
- Students who complete an AA degree through dual enrollment at the time they graduate from high school are eligible on a case-by-case basis
- Students who earn > 30 credit hours through dual enrollment, AP, IB or other methods but NOT an AA degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis
- Students must apply to UCF and submit their complete University Honors application* and Burnett Medical Scholars Request for Consideration Form** by November 1
*The Burnett Honors College University Honors Application is a separate application, which may be requested here.
**The Burnett Medical Scholars Request for Consideration Form will be included in the University Honors Application packet for applications sent prior to the November 1st deadline.
Students must meet ALL of the eligibility criteria to be considered for the Burnett Medical Scholars program.
Year 2 End of Spring semester: 3.700 UCF GPA and 3.700 Science (BCPM*) GPA
Year 3 End of Spring semester: 3.800 UCF GPA and 3.800 Science (BCPM*) GPA
Year 4 At graduation: 3.800 UCF GPA and 3.800 Science (BCPM*)
*BCPM GPA refers to the GPA for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math courses used for admission to medical schools
AND two of the following:
- MCB 3020C* Microbiology, 5 credit hours (PR: BSC 2010C, CHM 2210)
- PCB 3703C* Human Physiology, 4 credit hours (PR: BSC 2010C, CHM 2045)
- ZOO 3733C* Human Anatomy, 4 credit hours (PR: BSC 2010C)
- CHM 2045C* Chemistry Fundamentals I, 4 credit hours
- CHM 2046*+CHM2046L Chemistry Fundamentals II and Chemistry Fundamentals II Lab, 4 credit hours.
- CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I, 3 credit hours (PR: CHM 2046)
- CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II, 3 credit hours (PR: CHM 2210)
- CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Techniques I, 2 credit hours
- BCH 4053 Biochemistry I, 3 credit hours (PR: CHM 2211)
- BCH 4024 Medical Biochemistry, 4 credit hours (PR: CHM 2211)
- PCB 3063* Genetics, 3 credit hours (PR: BSC 2010, CHM 2046) WITH PCB 3063L Genetics Laboratory 1, credit hour
- PCB 3522* Molecular Biology I, 3 credit hours (PR: CHM 2211, MCB 3020)
- Calculus: MAC 2311* Calculus with Analytical Geometry I, 4 credit hours
- Statistics: STA 2023* Statistical Methods I, 3 credit hours
- PHY 2053C* College Physics I, 4 credit hours
- PHY 2054C* College Physics II, 4 credit hours
Students are required to take at least one upper-division Ethics course. Pre-approved options include:
- IDH 3600H – Honors Case Studies in Ethics
- PHI 4633H – Honors Ethics and Biological Sciences
- NUR 3826H – Honors Bioethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare
- HSC 4652 – Health Law and Ethics
Other courses may be approved on a case-by-case basis. Additionally, students are strongly encouraged to take upper-division courses in Psychology and Sociology. Especially relevant courses include, but are not limited to:
- SOP 3004 – Social Psychology
- CLP 3143H – Honors Abnormal Psychology
- SYO 4400H – Honors Medical Sociology