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Medicina Scholars

Hispanic Center of Excellence at UIC

The Medicina Scholars program is designed to introduce undergraduate Latino scholars to the medical profession. The three-year curriculum gives Latino undergraduate a strong basis to succeed and become competitive applicants for admissions to medical school.

Medicina Scholars participate in a series of professional and medical development seminars designed to expand a student’s familiarity with the health field.

The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the history of medicine, professional issues, public health policy, health disparities, cultural competence, primary and specialized care, and medical school admissions. Additionally, Medicina Scholars take part in academic advising, community projects and leadership development.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be freshman or sophomore standing at an accredited college/university
  • Must possess a genuine interest and drive in becoming a physician
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or High School
  • Minimum 21 ACT Composite or 1060-1090 SAT Composite (incoming freshman only)
  • Submit Medicina Scholars application and all supporting documentation by July 22, 2024, by 11:59 p.m.

If you have any questions about Medicina Scholars, contact Paulina Guzman at 312-996-4493 or by email at medicinascholars@uic.edu.

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Age: 18—24
Cost: FREE
Type: In Person

Date + Time

Date(s): 09/09/2024 - 03/29/2025

Days: Sat (8:00 AM-2:00 PM)

Registration deadline: 07/22/2024


Paulina M. Guzman




808 South Wood Street
Chicago,IL 60612

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