WVU Mountaineer Accelerated Pathway (MAP) to MD

The WVU Mountaineer Accelerated Pathway (MAP) to the Medical Degree (MD) Program helps provide students with a flexible pathway to earn a medical degree at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. MAP is for academically talented and highly motivated high school students from West Virginia and high school dependents of WVU and WVU Medicine employees.

Selected students must attend WVU and choose an undergraduate major in the WVU School of Medicine Health Sciences Center. Participants are responsible for undergraduate tuition and fees.

Once in MAP, students must apply through AMCAS to medical school. This program guarantees an interview if the MAP requirements are met. Acceptance to the MD program is not guaranteed. Medical school tuition will be supported with an annual scholarship of at least $10,000 a year or higher provided the student remains in good academic and professional standing. 

To Apply to MAP:

  • WV citizen or dependent of WVU or WVU Medicine employee
  • Preference will be given to Foundation and Bucklew Scholars
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.80
  • Minimum composite ACT of 30 with a minimum ACT math score of 27 from a single test date.
  • Or a minimum composite SAT of 1360 with a minimum SAT math score of 630 from a single test date. 
  • No ACT or SAT subsections below the 50th percentile
  • Choose one of the undergraduate majors in the WVU School of Medicine Health Sciences Center
    • Immunology and Medical Microbiology
    • Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostic Sciences
    • Exercise Physiology
  • Submit an application 
  • Submit high school transcript
  • Submit proof of ACT or SAT scores

The 2024 application has closed. The 2025 application will open March 31, 2025. 

For questions, please get in touch with Lauren Wamsley at lwamsle2@hsc.wvu.edu.