PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENLISTED MEMBERS

The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) program is a two-year, full-time education program for enlisted members of the military. It is intended for motivated service members who show academic promise and whose experiences and goals align with the mission of their military services and the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. Selectees are assigned to USU (requires a permanent change of station to Bethesda, MD) and placed in a supportive academic setting for a two-year period.

The 24-month program includes premedical coursework, Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) preparation, clinical experience, mentoring, and pre-health advising. George Mason University provides the coursework, MCAT preparation courses, and pre-health advising on a contract basis. These services are provided at Mason’s Science and Technology Campus (Manassas) in an exclusive cohort structure. USU coordinates the remaining elements, including the clinical component, which is completed at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.

EMDP2 is a partnership between USU and the military branches to provide an opportunity for highly motivated, academically promising enlisted service members interested in a career as a military physician. EMDP2 directly supports the Department of Defense’s (DoD) strategy to cultivate the workforce talent that is essential for warfighting success by recruiting, developing, and retaining a high-quality military workforce that is trained and ready to integrate new capabilities and adapt to new ways of doing business. It does so by retaining highly-motivated, academically promising, experienced, often battle-tested service members in support of military readiness needs. The program also supports the DoD’s strategic goal to optimize the health and well-being of military beneficiaries by providing consistent, patient-centered care, as well as USU’s strategic objective to increase matriculation from among enlisted service members as a significant initiative for medical student diversity.

 

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average age of incoming students

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of incoming students are married

More About the Program

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About Our Leadership

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FAQ

Information about how to apply, regardless of your branch.

Application Process

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

Please refer all inquiries to one of the below numbers. Service members should not contact George Mason University as they are not contracted to manage our inquiries.

ALTHEA GREEN, PhD, CSM(Ret), USA
Director, Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program
(301) 295-3198 or EMDP2@usuhs.edu

GUSTAVO RUIZ, MBA
Program Administrative Officer, Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program
(301) 319-0590 or EMDP2@usuhs.edu