Program in Liberal Medical Education

Admission & Aid

Learn more about the application process and what options are available should you decide to apply to our program.

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Students in the first four years of the PLME are completely integrated into the undergraduate student body and, like all students, have access to Brown’s entire faculty.
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A student wishing to apply to the PLME uses the Brown application process and applies to both Brown the College and the PLME at the same time with the same online application.
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Before You Apply

The goal of the PLME is enrichment, not acceleration. PLME students complete their program of studies in eight years (though some decide to extend their education by electing to take a gap year, or by pursuing a master's degree, the MD-PhD program, or through other individual pursuits). 

A PLME applicant is, by definition, an applicant to Brown. Each PLME applicant is considered an applicant to both the College and the PLME.  Applicants may apply either Early Decision OR Regular Decision.

Visiting Brown

Applicants are encouraged to learn about Brown as an institution. There is no specific PLME tour or Medical School tour at Brown

In light of COVID-19, University administrators have made the difficult decision to cancel all large on-campus events, including campus tours and information sessions, and Brown's campus is currently closed to all visitors. 

We will share an update when we are again able to welcome visitors to campus. In the meantime, we are offering a variety of virtual visit opportunities, and you can learn more about how to connect with Brown from home.

Explore our many virtual visit opportunities — and discover if Brown is the right fit for you.


Tuition for the first four years of the program is the same as that of the College. Tuition for the Medical School is somewhat higher than the college tuition, but consistent with other private medical schools. Tuition is determined each year by vote of the Brown Corporation.