Wy'east Post Baccalaureate Application

Wy'east Application

The Wy’east Pathway is designed as a post-baccalaureate pathway for American Indian and Alaska Native students to prepare them for successful application for medical school and to excel as medical students and physicians. Note that there is no longer a career change pathway. Please read the below carefully for all requirements and deadlines.

Pathway at a glance: 

  • One year pathway (September – June)
  • Intensive coursework
  • Foundational science of medicine
  • MCAT preparation course
  • Population health and health disparities
  • Academic skills and wellness
  • Clinical observation
  • Community-based research project
  • Cultural activities
  • Successful pathway completion = admittance into OHSU School of Medicine

Pathway eligibility:

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree (BS, BA) at an accredited 4-year college or university
  • Prior application to OHSU or any medical school or osteopathic school, or readiness to apply demonstrated by completion of premed requirements, graduation from an accredited undergraduate institution
  • MCAT >491 
  • Overall GPA >2.8
  • American Indian or Alaska Native
  • Tribal Citizen
  • Preference will be given to Oregon residents, Oregon heritage, or citizens of Pacific Northwest tribes

Application Includes:

  • Primary Application link HERE
  • Secondary Application will be sent after primary application is complete
  • 2 letters of recommendation (use this form)
  • Unofficial transcripts

Wy’east Costs:

  • No tuition or enrollment fee
  • Students responsible for their own living expenses
  • Living stipend is $700 per month per student (stipend is dependent upon number of Wy'east matriculants)
  • The Wy’east post-bac is not an official academic program at OHSU, will award no degree, and students will not be eligible for financial aid

Important dates:

  • Application cycle opens on April 1, 2019
  • Primary Applications due May 7, 2019
  • Application cycle closes on May 31, 2019
  • Applicants screened, invited for interview mid-June 2019
  • Wy’east admissions committee meets, offers placement by first week in July
  • Program begins September 2019

For further information, see the FAQ.