Gateways Program


Brown Gateways to Medicine, Health Care, and Research welcomes applications from academically promising, motivated students with an interest in the health sciences.


The ScM program may be right for you if you:

  • have completed, or are on track to complete, an undergraduate degree from a US college or university;
  • have demonstrated professional promise for a career in medicine, through such things as: strong undergraduate performance (3.0 GPA, minimum), competitive MCAT score, community service, health-related experiences, or research;
  • have completed premedical course requirements;
  • demonstrate an interest in caring for diverse populations.

Application Requirements

All applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Application via CollegeNET (ApplyWeb) 
  • Official MCAT scores (preferred within the last 2 years, January 2019 onward, see FAQ for submission instructions)
  •  3 letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement, plus one brief supplemental essay
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcript
  • Application fee $100 (non-refundable)

Applicants are admitted on a rolling basis, but class size is limited—early submission is recommended.  We will begin reviewing completed applications in January, so invitations to interview will start going out soon thereafter.  We encourage you to complete your application in a timely manner, so that it is ready for review.
The deadline for applications is May 15.

Select applicants will be invited by email to an interview. Interviews are conducted in person or via Zoom.

Interviewees will be notified of admissions decisions  on a rolling basis.

If admitted: early in the application season applicants will be given two weeks from the date of acceptance to accept their seat; later in the application season they will be given one week to accept or decline their seat.

In addition to the reply form, a $500, non-refundable deposit must be paid to secure your seat.  You will receive specific instructions upon decision.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition rate  for the Master of Science in Medical Sciences (ScM) Program for the 2019-2020 academic year is $54,995.  For details regarding tuition and fees please see the 2020-2021 Master of Medical Sciences Cost of Attendance.

A non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500 will be required to secure a seat in the program. This will be applied towards your first semester tuition.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled in Master’s programs may be eligible for federal direct student loans and other alternative loans. To be considered for any federal student loans, domestic students are required to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA must be submitted at

Alpert Medical School's code for the FAFSA is E00059. Please visit the AMS Office of Financial Aid website for further information.

Visit the Financial Aid Site