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. 

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
  • Preference will be given to Oregon residents, Oregon heritage, or citizens of Pacific Northwest tribes

Application Includes:

  • Primary Application
  • Secondary Application
  • 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 April 30, 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

Application will post here on April 1, 2019.

For further information, see the FAQ.