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High School Mini Medical School

  • Session I: June 18-22, 2017
  • Session II: June 25-29, 2017



The University of Missouri School of Medicine will again offer a unique summer experience for high school students interested in careers in medicine. The 19th annual High School Mini Medical School is a one-week experience designed to give students a preview of medical school. The program is intended for students who will begin their senior year in the fall of 2017 and who want to explore the career of a physician. The program includes:

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  • Participation in medical school style curriculum
  • Introduction to Patient Based Learning (PBL)
  • Special sessions with clinical and research specialists
  • Hospital tours
  • Hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills
  • Meaningful interactions with current medical students, faculty, and staff of the School of Medicine
  • Seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life
  • Fun social activities (past years have included: pool party, trivia night, field games, movie night, Amazing Race, etc.).


Additional Information

The fee for the High School Mini Medical School is $600 per session. Some scholarships will be available in cases of financial need. A non-refundable deposit of $300 will be due after students receive notification of acceptance into the program. The remaining balance will be due three weeks before the session begins. Students will be housed in residence halls, and meals will be provided in campus dining rooms.

Up to 56 students will be selected for each session. In keeping with our Mission & Vision for Admissions, students will be selected after an evaluation of the following:

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  • Application 
  • Academic effort and success
  • Student response to essay question
  • Science teacher's recommendation
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities (school and community)

Important Dates

Application Available January 1st 

Application Deadline
Applications must be post marked by March 1st 

Notification of Acceptance
Letters of acceptance will be mailed out by April 15

Session 1
June 18-22, 2017

Session 2
June 25-29, 2017

High school juniors throughout the state of Missouri are welcome to apply. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented minority groups and from rural communities to apply to the High School Mini Medical School. Please direct applications and inquiries to:

University of Missouri School of Medicine
Attn: Alex Horn
Office of Medical Education MA215
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: (573) 884-5056
Fax: (573) 884-2988

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