Family Medicine Scholars Training & Admissions Track
fmSTAT is a dual admission program to the VCU School of Medicine. It is designed for individuals who are certain upon matriculation of their goal to be family physicians. The program is designed to nurture, develop, and support medical students who are committed to the pursuit of a family medicine career. fmSTAT students will:
- Have preferential placement with specially chosen family physician teachers
- Be grouped with other like-minded and committed peers for selected experiences
- Be assigned 1:1 family physician mentors throughout the four-year experience
- Learn core family medicine content through semi-annual retreat and seminar sessions
- Have the opportunity to shadow a family physician during the summer following their first year
- Be preferentially considered for Family Medicine scholarships
- Be required to complete a scholarly project
- Be required to complete one family medicine acting internship and one advance family medicine elective in fourth year
- Receive a Scholars’ designation in the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s) letter
- Receive a letter of recommendation for residency from the Chair of Family Medicine.
- Be eligible for support to participate in state and national level conferences
- Apply to match in a Family Medicine residency program (over 300 programs across the country) for graduate training
fmSTAT graduates will serve the health care needs of communities everywhere.
Applying to the Program
To apply for fmSTAT, individuals must be offered a standard VCU School of Medicine supplemental application. In addition to a standard School of Medicine application and interview, fmSTAT applicants must also complete the fmSTAT supplemental application and interview process. Up to 10 students will be selected for this scholars track each year.
For More Information
Contact Judy Gary, MEd