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Department of Family Medicine, VCU Medical Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Family Medicine and Population Health Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center

VCU Department of Family Medicine

Medical students

Family Medicine Scholars Training & Admissions Track


fmSTAT is a program for candidates who are committed to Family Medicine and Population Health as their medical specialty career choice.  In addition to a standard School of Medicine application and interview, fmSTAT applicants must also complete the fmSTAT supplemental application and interview process.  Up to 10 students will be selected for this scholars track each year. 

fmSTAT students will:

  • Have preferential placement with specially chosen family physician teachers
  • Be grouped with other like-minded and committed peers for selected experiences
  • Be assigned family physician mentors throughout the four-year experience
  • Learn core family medicine content through semi-annual retreat and seminar sessions
  • Be preferentially considered for paid summer research programs and Family Medicine scholarships
  • Be required to complete a scholarly project
  • Be required to complete one family medicine acting internship and one advance family medicine elective in fourth year
  • Receive a Scholars’ designation in the MSPE (Dean’s) letter
  • Apply to match in a Family Medicine residency program (over 300 programs across the country) for graduate training.

fmSTAT graduates will serve the health care needs of communities everywhere.

Applying to the program

If you are interested in applying to the fmSTAT program, please contact Judy Gary at jsgary@vcu.edu.