Bear Essentials

Bear Essentials Program

The MUSM Bear Essentials program is a student-led initiative created to recruit under-represented in medicine (URiM) students into the field of medicine. This program supports URiM students by providing necessary resources to help them apply and succeed in their journey to medical school. The goal of this program is to diversify the physician workforce to help combat health disparities across the state of Georgia.

Several events take place throughout the year to offer support to URiM undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

Bear Essentials Webinar Series

The Bear Essentials webinar series provides URiM students with a step-by-step introduction to the medical school application process. Guest speakers and current medical students share their experiences on how to succeed on the MCAT and compile a competitive medical school application.

The next Bear Essentials Webinar will be on Friday, March 15, at 5 pm. 

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Bear Essentials Conference

The Bear Essentials: MUSM First Look Conference is a one-day event where undergraduate URiM students who are interested in medicine join us at MUSM’s campus.