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Undergraduate Plummer Scholars (UPS) Program

Undergraduate Plummer Scholars Plus Summer Cohort, 2023

The Mayo Clinic Undergraduate Plummer Scholars (UPS) is an online training program designed to expose, excite, and engage underrepresented undergraduates with high potential of pursuing a career in medicine.

The program spans nine months during the academic school year and includes distance learning webinars on topics including MCAT prep, summer research opportunities, the medical student experience, and the medical school application and interview process.

Webinars are conducted via Zoom and are held on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Mountain Time and noon Central Time every other month. The webinar program dates are Oct. 24, Dec. 16, Feb. 10, and April 20.

Undergraduate Plummer Scholars Plus (UPS+)

The Undergraduate Plummer Scholars Plus (UPS+) is a distinct track within the larger UPS program specifically for outstanding pre-medical college sophomores with a GPA of 3.2 and above.

UPS+ students also have the opportunity to apply for admission to an intensive week-long UPS+ Summer Program in June 2024. This includes a one-week in-person session (June 3-7, 2024) and an additional four weeks of virtual sessions from June 14 through July 12, 2024.

Following the UPS+ summer program, scholars receive MCAT preparation through the Princeton Review, including 66 hours of instructions, practice tests, books and resources, and hotline assistance. Long-term mentorship with a Mayo Clinic physician helps ensure that scholars are well-supported in their journey to medical school.

Students accepted into the summer program will also participate in near-peer mentorship with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine medical students.

A separate application for UPS+ is required. Summer program applications for eligible students will be available in December 2023.

Application process


You can apply for the Undergraduate Plummer Scholars (UPS) if you are a pre-medical undergraduate student planning to apply to medical school. Incoming freshmen are not eligible, but we welcome applications as rising sophomores the next year.

Application timeline

Application window Program dates Apply
August 1-Sept. 30, 2023 (closed) October - April 2024 Online application (closed)

Your application and all supporting documentation must be received by Sept. 30, 2023. The 2024 program is scheduled to run from October to April 2024. 

Application instructions

Complete the following steps to apply:

  1. Create an account to begin the online Application for Admission
    • School of Study - Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Experience
    • Area of Interest - Undergraduate Plummer Scholars
  2. Once logged in, select Create a New Application
  3. Select Start a Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Experience Application
  4. Complete each section of the application and submit

Application review

Applications will be reviewed in September and October, and appointments are made in March. Appointments will be announced on March 29.