UK College of Medicine Early Assurance Program

Kentucky Wesleyan College and University of Kentucky College of Medicine Bowling Green

The Early Assurance Program partnership between Kentucky Wesleyan College and the UK College of Medicine-Bowling Green (UKCOM-BG) will focus on physician workforce needs throughout South Central and Western Kentucky.  In an effort to attract top students for the anticipated 30 student class each year, Wesleyan and UK have launched our Early Assurance Program (EAP) partnership.  The EAP will reserve two spots in each class for qualifying students from Wesleyan, while others may also apply for acceptance into the program after having met the required criteria.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for the EAP program, students must meet the following requirements:    

  • ACT composite 26 or higher
  • At least 60 credit hours in progress, including 15 in General and Organic Chemistry, 8 in General Biology and 6 in English (apply to EAP during 4th semester)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.6 or better in both science coursework and overall
  • Interest in practicing in South Central/Western Kentucky
  • Satisfy all general and major requirements for the bachelor’s degree
  • Meet all other undergraduate requirements for graduation

Early Assurance Program Highlights

  • Shadowing and mentoring experiences with physicians
  • Academic advising by Wesleyan faculty
  • Targeted research/seminar/course experiences
  • MCAT preparation
  • One-week summer boot camp in Bowling Green, Kentucky


Requirements for Assured Admission to UKCOM-BG Campus

  • Complete at least 4 semesters of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2 in Biology, 2 in English and 2 in Physics
  • Maintain 3.5 GPA or better in science and overall
  • Record a score of 65th percentile or better on MCAT; with no subscale below the 50th percentile
  • Participate in all EAP components
  • Submit AMCAS application to UKCOM-BG by August 1
  • Obtain recommendation from Kentucky Wesleyan Pre-Medical Advisory Committee
  • Complete a satisfactory interview and background check