Special Programs

The Heal-X program

This program is currently on hiatus. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions,  Tulane University School of Medicine at 504-988-5331.

Tulane Rural Medical Education (TRuMEd)

The Tulane Rural Medical Education program is designed to recruit and educate medical students who intend to enter practice in a rural area or small town in Louisiana or the Gulf South, particularly in Family Medicine, other primary care fields or general surgery. TRuMEd uses an admissions process that assesses then encourages the selection of candidates who are most inclined to practice in rural areas; providing students with advisors and role models; provision of experiences in rural clinical settings, including early preclinical summer experiences. Applying to TRuMEd is a concurrent process with application to Tulane University School of Medicine.

Tulane Technology Commercialization Course

The Tulane Technology Commercialization Course gives students the knowledge and tools to transform life science technologies into entrepreneurial ventures. In this course, students have the opportunity to take an intensive course providing hands on experiences while working in teams with researchers in the medical school and the New Orleans Bio-Innovation Center. At the end of the course completed business plans are presented to panels of experienced entrepreneurs who provide substantive feedback as to the plan's viability and required next steps for development and funding. For more information, contact Ralph Maurer, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor in the A.B. Freeman School of Business at rmaurer@tulane.edu.

Tulane Accelerated Physician Training Program (TAP-TP)

The Tulane Accelerated Physician Training Program allows undergraduates to complete their medical and undergraduate degrees within six years, with an additional year of public service. The program, offered jointly through the School of Medicine and the School of Science and Engineering, includes two years of undergraduate study followed by a year of public service through AmeriCorps/VISTA and the Tulane Center for Public Service.

Tulane Creative Scholars Program

The Tulane Creative Scholars Program is a unique program that Tulane Undergraduate students are able to apply to medical school when they are sophomores. You will be interviewed by a panel at the medical school. If accepted you must apply Early Assurance when applying to AMCAS. The idea is to free undergrad students of the stress of applying to medical school. TUSOM seeks academically outstanding students for the program. For more information- click here: http://tulane.edu/advising/prehealth/academic/creative-premedical-scholars-program.cfm