Anatomy Certification Program for Students Preparing for Medical School

a post-baccalaureate program to enhance medical school admission credentials

ACLP deadline has been extended until May 31, 2017!!

2017

Dear Prospective Students,

We appreciate your interest in the Anatomy Certification & Leadership Program (ACLP) at Tulane Medical School.  This program is designed for students who are in the acceptance range at a US medical school but did not gain admissions for lack of some outstanding item in their application.

The Anatomy Certification & Leadership Program is designed for students who would like the opportunity to compare themselves with the first year medical school class at Tulane University School of Medicine.  ACLP students will attend the medical school Gross, Developmental and Radiological Anatomy course and the Medical Histology course with the medical students.  These ACLP students will fully participate in laboratories, case based learning opportunities, simulation center experiences and take the same examinations as the medical students.  In addition, ACLP students will gain additional knowledge of the anatomy material through team-based-learning. While the fall course, "Gross, Developmental, and Radiological Anatomy" is a full time obligation, the Medical Histology course is taught as a portion of the systems based integrated curriculum of the medical school.  Therefore, after completion of the Gross anatomy course, the ACLP student will be free to participate in other learning opportunities as they present themselves, while successfully completing the histology portion of the systems based course.  Previous ACLP students have taken courses at other schools, worked, participated in research and completed self directed academics.  The Medical Histology course is expected to be completed by April 1 of the spring semester.

The program is intended only for enhancement of the medical school admission credentials.  ACLP students are NOT medical students and will receive no medical school credit hours.  ACLP students are NOT graduate students and will receive no graduate credit hours. 

Our experience is that excellent performance in this program will clearly demonstrate to admission committees that the applicant has what it takes to do very well in medical school and will have a great chance to gain admission.  There are no guarantees of admission to any medical school upon completion of this program.  We have designed the program to give the ACLP student every opportunity to demonstrate to admission committees their suitability for medical school.

Within the last five years approximately 87% of the ACLP students were accepted to the Tulane School of Medicine.  ACLP students who are accepted to Tulane will not be required to retake Gross, Development and Radiological Anatomy if it was successfully completed during the ACLP program.  These students will serve as teaching assistants during the gross anatomy course and will receive an elective credit for Teaching Gross Anatomy.  This credit is a pass fail credit with a written evaluation of the student's performance and leadership qualities student displayed as a teaching assistant.  Tuition paid for ACLP cannot be credited in any part to Tulane Medical School tuition.  Upon successful completion of the program in the Spring, students will be awarded a certificate of completion and upon request an additional letter of certification listing the courses taken, the numerical grades received, and the average medical student grade for each course.  These will be sent to all specified medical schools as requested by the student.

The required application materials that you will need to submit for review are outlined below.  If you have any questions, you may contact our office at 504-988-5255 M-F between the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM CST.

The total tuition for the ACLP program for 2017-2018 is $15,500.00.  No fellowships are available.

The following application materials are required of all applicants:

  1. A letter of intent to apply to the program and a statement of purpose, explaining how the program may benefit you.  This can be combined into one letter.  Please limit your letter to one page.
  2. A photo copy of your wait list letter from an accredited USA medical school affirming your wait list status.  There are NO EXCEPTIONS for this request.  This is MANDATORY for all applicants.
  3. A photo copy of your AMCAS application or DAT application.
  4. A photo copy of all MCAT scores.  You need at least a score of 507 (new scoring scale) or 30 (old scoring scale) on your MCAT in order to apply.  You need at least an 18 on your DAT.
  5. At least three letters of recommendation from academic and/or medical personnel.  You may submit letters that were used when applying to Medical School.
  6. A copy of transcripts to all schools attended.  They may be sent to the address listed below.
  7. Any additional supportive information that may aid in our selective process for example, CV, certificates, etc.
Please note:
  1. Please submit your application only ONCE.  If you email your application you do not need to also mail the application.
  2. Please make sure your name is included on ALL documents.  This includes personal statements, CVs, etc.
  3. If you are mailing your application, please DO NOT print double sided.

The deadline for receiving the completed applications is MAY 31, 2017. The deadline will be strictly applied.  There is a nonrefundable application fee of $75.00.  A check or money order can be made payable to Tulane Medical/SCB Dept.  Sorry we do not accept credit cards.  All applicants will receive notice of acceptance, rejection, or alternate status by email once the committee meets to review the files.  This time is usually within the month of June.

We look forward to receiving your application.

***You may send your information by mail, email or fax to the address, email, or fax number below***

Anatomy Certification & Leadership Program
Tulane Medical School
1430 Tulane Ave., Box #8649
New Orleans, LA  70112
Fax: 504-988-1687
Email:  sdawsey@tulane.edu