McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars Achieve 100% Medical School Acceptance 

Ted Poston, Director of MPMS & Professor of Philosophy shown with McCollough graduates

Desktop News | August 2023

The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars, endowed by Dr. Gaylon and Mrs. Susan McCollough, has become a standout in the medical education community, attracting widespread attention due to its success in cultivating aspiring physicians. The inaugural class of the program achieved an extraordinary feat, boasting a 100% acceptance rate into medical institutions nationwide. This accomplishment serves as a testament to the program’s effectiveness in producing highly qualified and well-prepared medical candidates, setting a new standard of excellence in medical education. 

What sets The McCollough Institute apart is its unique approach to medical education, which goes beyond the traditional training methods. The program encourages a dynamic community of learners who are passionate about delving into deep questions about the field of medicine. The program prioritizes academic achievement, leadership, community involvement and undergraduate research. 

The McCollough Institute’s impact goes beyond just its exceptional medical school acceptance rate. Graduates of the program who are not going to medical school are pursuing diverse career paths, including law school, various healthcare-related employment opportunities and graduate studies. The program equips its students with versatile skills that enable them to make notable contributions to their respective fields, showcasing the institute’s dedication to producing well-rounded and successful professionals. 

The McCollough Institute for Pre-Medical Scholars stands as a shining example of excellence and innovation in medical education. Dr. Gaylon and Mrs. Susan McCollough’s visionary endowment has led to the creation of a transformative program, whose unique features and approaches have significantly boosted students towards success. 

Medical Schools and Programs where McCollough Institute Students Got Accepted: 

  1. Eth Zurich: Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences 
  1. University of Tennessee Health Science Center MD 
  1. Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine 
  1. Nova Southeastern University of Florida 
  1. Mercer University MD 
  1. VCOM, Carolinas 
  1. UAB Med School 
  1. McGovern Medical School, MD 
  1. UAB Genetic Counseling Program 
  1. West Virginia University Medical School 

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