For Prospective Students

Application process

*Application deadline has been extended.

Applications are available to second-year medical students now and due by midnight on January 5, 2020. MetroPAP faculty members meet with finalists to evaluate their qualifications and needs. Interviews on the Duluth campus will take place on December 11th or 12th, 2019. Interviews on the Twin Cities campus will take place on January 9th or 10th, 2020. Students are offered placement in February, enabling them to appropriately schedule their third- and fourth-year clinical clerkships. 

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: Sunday, January 5, 2020 by 11:59 pm

Online MetroPAP Application


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. MetroPAP students' financial aid/student loans will be reduced by $20,000 to mirror the fact that you have $20,000 less to pay. 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.


  • Satisfactory overall academic performance
  • Pass Step 1 of the USMLE board examination on the first attempt
  • Complete the Medicine 1 (MED 7500) before the start of MetroPAP

Breaks and vacations

MetroPAP students will not receive breaks according to the Medical School’s academic calendar (e.g., no spring break). Instead, they receive two weeks of vacation 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.