Program in Liberal Medical Education

Program in Liberal Medical Education

An innovative program that combines undergraduate education and professional studies in medicine in a single eight-year program.

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The PLME program encourages students to take advantage of the breadth of a liberal arts education, to take charge of their education, and to become active learners.
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Learn more about the application process and what options are available should you decide to apply to our program.
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The PLME Undergraduate Senate is the official representative body of PLME undergraduate students.
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What is PLME?

The Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) is an eight-year continuum that allows students to combine both their undergraduate and medical school education at Brown.

The PLME is the only combined baccalaureate-MD program in the Ivy League, and a major route of admission to The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

PLME is the only combined baccalaureate-MD program in the Ivy League. Learn more about this unique program and find out if it's the right fit for you.
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Program Information

As undergraduates, PLME students may choose to work toward an AB or ScB degree in the sciences, or toward an AB in the humanities, social sciences, or behavioral sciences.
PLME applicants are encouraged to take advantage of honors or advanced placement offerings available to them in high school. 
Brown University has implemented a need-blind admission policy for all U.S. citizens and permanent residents.