For Prospective Students

Application process

*Applications are open now! Apply to MetroPAP by November 28, 2021.

The MetroPAP longitudinal experience gives an opportunity to understand all the aspects of social determinants of health in an individual patient as visits occur over time, as well as an opportunity for personal involvement in a community, to explore how those aspects are addressed. Check out the MetroPAP FAQ page and the alumni videos on this page to hear directly about the student experience.

MetroPAP faculty members meet with finalists to evaluate their qualifications and needs. 

Interviews will take place in December 2021, either in person or virtually. The current plan is to hold virtual interviews for Twin Cities students on December 2, 3, 7, and in-person interviews in Duluth on  December 9 and 10. In-person plans may change based on travel and social distancing guidelines. Any changes will be communicated to students in a timely manner.

Before you start your application, review this word document that has information to help you fill out your application. For your CV, we have provided this CV template to use as a guide. Your CV does not have to follow this template exactly but must include all information listed. Please contact us with any questions or requests for assistance with your CV. *Note that a letter of recommendation is not required as part of this application.

*Due Date: November 28, 2021 by 11:59 pm

Info Sessions

Register for info sessions via the email sent to MS1 and MS2 students. For virtual sessions, a Zoom link will be sent to you after you register.

Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:15-1:15pm: MetroPAP Info Session, Virtual

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:15-1:15pm: RPAP and MetroPAP Info Session, HSEC 3-110

Virtual Office Hours for Application Questions 

Virtual office hours will be held during the below dates and times. To sign up, click on a 10-minute time slot on our calendar appointment page. If you like, you can add a note about what you would like to discuss. If these times do not work for you, please email to schedule a different time to meet. 
Thursday, 10/28, 2:00-3:00pm
Friday, 11/5, 10:00-11:00am 
Tuesday, 11/9, 2:00-3:00pm
Thursday, 11/18, 2:00-3:00pm 
Tuesday, 11/23, 9:00-10:00am


Each MetroPAP student receives a stipend of $20,000 for participation in MetroPAP - that equals half of your tuition for your third year! $8,000 is deposited into students’ University accounts two times: once in August and once in January. The final $4,000 is deposited in May. This $20,000 stipend is not paid in addition to financial aid or loans - it counts against your tuition due. Payments are made based on students meeting MetroPAP program requirements. If you have any questions, contact Kristin Basballe in the Medical School Office of Financial Aid,, 612-624-7675.


  • A student should be a motivated, independent learner
  • Must pass the USMLE Step I Board Exam
  • Solid academic performance in medical school courses; passed all requirements to begin clinical experience
  • Must successfully complete Medicine I clinical clerkship prior to MetroPAP
  • Immunization schedule must be up-to-date

Breaks and vacations

MetroPAP students will not receive breaks according to the Medical School’s academic calendar (e.g., no spring break or winter break). Instead, they receive two weeks of vacation (10 weekdays + weekends) to schedule with the permission of their site and the MetroPAP office; throughout the program, the occasional sick day does not count against this total.