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Medical Exposure for Diverse Students Experience (MEDS-E)

MEDS-E targets freshmen, sophomore and junior undergraduates at Virginia Tech students who are members of groups Underrepresented in Medicine and are planning careers in medicine and research. A primary goal of MEDS-E is to expand the students’ network and increase their awareness of opportunities in the health professions, with a specific focus becoming a physician. 

Health Equity Scholars Program

A partnership with three Virginia Tech Living Learning Communities (LLCs): Ujima, GenerationOne and Orion. This program provides experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students interested in healthcare living in the partner LLCs.


A collaboration with HBCU's that identifies and provides resources to prepare students underrepresented in medicine for undergraduate medical education.

Early Identification Program

Each year, VTCSOM accepts two students from groups who are underrepresented in medicine to an Early Identification Program that provides an intensive, paid medical school preparation during two summer sessions. Completing both summers of enrichment and maintaining all program requirements can help a participant become a competitive applicant to medical school.