Strategic Testing Application Techniques Program (STAT)

The STAT Program (Strategic Testing Application Techniques for Successful Entry to Medical School) is a free, intense, four-month, weekend academic enrichment boot camp to improve students' chances of application to medical school. STAT students receive rigorous test preparation for the MCAT provided by Kaplan. In addition, students receive strategies for the completion of a successful application to medical school and participate in workshops to improve their skills as students during college and medical school. Contact with medical students and faculty as well as individual mentoring by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is emphasized.

STAT serves up to 25 premedical junior, senior, and/or post-baccalaureate students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, low-income communities, who have been historically underrepresented in medicine. Eligible students are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with an overall GPA of 3.0 (2.75 in the sciences) and enrolled in or graduated from an accredited NYC college or university. Students must be able to attend classes on the weekend.

The program runs from February until the end of May at Columbia University Medical Center's campus. Participating students receive a free MCAT course provided by Kaplan, registration fees for the MCAT exam, and a small stipend upon successful completion of the program.

Unfortunately, we have not been refunded and therefore we are currently not offering the STAT program. Please click here to complete an interest form should you like to receive information if we are refunded in the future.