Announcement (3/1/19): ARCHES Semifinalist Decisions will be made early next week, the week of March 4, 2019. For further questions, contact the ARCHES Team at Please do not contact the School of Medicine's Office of Admissions; they do not oversee the ARCHES application process and will be unable to answer your questions. 

The Dean for Medical Education's Academy for Research, Clinical, and Health Equity Scholarship (ARCHES) is a six-week program for ten undergraduate students who are rising juniors and rising seniors interested in pursuing medical studies. All students are encouraged to apply, including students who identify as first-generation college students, students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in the health professions, and students who are committed to advancing opportunities for populations who lack equitable access to health care and/or committed to serving the underserved.

Immersive Research Experience 70-90 hours of clinical research with Senior Research Mentors Community Based Learning with local organizations addressing health disparities Clinical Shadowing which may include: pediatrics, neurology, OB/GYN, and other specialties



Meet our 2018 FELLOWS

Application Deadlines

Application opens: November 1, 2018

Application closes: February 4, 2019

Applicants notified of ARCHES Fellows selection: Early April 2019


Questions about letters of recommendation and transcripts? Other questions? Read FAQ.