Prospective Students

The JMP seeks applicants who have demonstrated the ability and motivation to investigate biological, behavioral, or policy aspects of health and the health care system leading to completion of a Master of Science thesis.

Admission requirements are high. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to master the scientific complexities of today’s medical curriculum, plus a strong interest in master’s thesis work. One must also demonstrate clear motivation for becoming a physician and a strong commitment to working with, and helping people. Prior experience in independent study or research in science, social science, or humanities is strongly encouraged but not required.

The JMP welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. The faculty is committed to increasing the number of physicians in the profession from populations that are
underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population of California. This includes increasing representation of life and perspectives that are underrepresented in the profession, such as socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.