FY-25 EMDP2 Application CYCLE is OPEN UNTIL 30 September 2024 at 2359 EST
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EMDP2 Virtual Open House
02 July 2024 @ 1000-1130 EST

EMDP2 Virtual Application Tutorial
02 July 2024 @ 1300-1430 EST


Our leadership team oversees the individual student development, long-term outcomes, and strategic planning of the EMDP2.  Their approach balances the needs of the individual student, the medical corps, and the military.

From application to medical school and beyond, the EMDP2 leadership collaborates with a robust network of over 200 EMDP2 alumni to continuously support students throughout their careers.  With over nine years of successful cohorts graduating from EMDP2, the leadership team stands committed to ensuring qualified enlisted service members can achieve their dream of becoming physicians.

Please get to know our team on this page and join our interest list to stay up-to-date.


Schedule an appointment with the EMDP2 Deputy Director

Please come prepared with your questions. 
Please review all the resources available on the EMDP2 website before scheduling.
We can discuss the following:

  1. Application Requirements
  2. Personal Statements
  3. Experiences Section
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Interview mentoring
  6. Rolling application submission
  7. Timelines

The Assistant Dean for Pathways and Recruitment and EMDP2 Director is responsible for the recruitment of a diverse student body to the School of Medicine. They provide strategic oversight of the EMDP2.
View Dr. Harris's full biography.

”Everyone’s pathway to medicine is different. EMDP2 provides opportunities to enlisted service members via a post-baccalaureate, pre-medicine program.  The experiences of EMDP2 students enrich our medical corps and brings invaluable insight to military medicine.”

 Dr. Lisa M. Harris
Lisa M. Harris, DO, FAAFP
Assistant Dean for Pathways and Recruitment; Director, Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program; Associate Professor of Family Medicine

The Deputy Program Director provides administrative oversight of the EMDP2 and support to the EMDP2 students from application through graduation.

“As a prior Non-Commissioned Officer, I am so honored and proud to be a presence of support and counsel for my fellow Enlisted Service Members' journey to becoming Military Physicians.”

Gustavo Ruiz, MBA, MSM
Gustavo Ruiz, MBA, MSM
Deputy Director, Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program