One university is offering free medical school to 10 students a year: 5 things to know

Detroit-based Wayne State University rolled out a new program last week that will offer high school students aspiring to become physicians the opportunity for eight years of free education, according to MLive.

Here are five things to know about Wayne State University's new program.

1. Starting next summer, 10 students each year will be enrolled in the Wayne Med-Direct program, which provides four years of tuition-free undergraduate study and university housing, followed by four years of free medical school.

2. Wayne State University is accepting applications through Jan. 15, 2016.

3. Incoming freshman accepted to the program will arrive on campus at the start of summer to participate in enrichment courses focused on chemistry, biology, physics and writing, according to Ambika Mathur, dean of Wayne State graduate school programming. Additionally, students in the new program will participate in seminars, workshops, hands-on research and clinical training in the school of Medicine throughout their undergraduate years.

4. To be accepted to the program, students must have a 3.5 grade point average and either a 1,340 SAT score or 30 ACT score.

5. Students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds who are interested in studying health disparities will be given preference, the university announced. The program will also cover Medical College Admissions Test and Graduate Record Examinations preparation, as well as travel to conferences. 

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