Campus News

U. Mass system offers med school acceptance to high school seniors

In a move designed to increase the number of doctors from minority populations, the University of Massachusetts Medical School and four other institutions in the University of Massachusetts system will offer admission to both college and medical school at the same time to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, the Boston Globe reported.

System administrators hope to begin the program soon and start enrolling the doubly accepted students as soon as fall 2011, the newspaper reported. The students will have the opportunity to study at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Amherst, Lowell or Dartmouth then move to Rochester for medical school.