Applications for the Metropolitan Physician Associate Program are currently closed. Applications for the 2024-2025 program year will open in the fall of 2023.
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, either in person or virtually. We will update this page with additional details.
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.
MetroPAP will host several info sessions for MS1 and MS2 students. Details will be emailed out to students.
MetroPAP Info Session, Thursday, October 6, 12:15 - 1:00, HSEC 2-138 (Twin Cities campus)
RPAP and MetroPAP Info Session, Friday, October 28, 12:15 - 1:10, Virtual (Zoom link will be sent out to students)
Each MetroPAP student receives a $20,000 tuition offset for participation in MetroPAP. $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 the Medical School Office of Financial Aid, email@example.com.
- 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.