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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2021

Chancellor Malatras Announces First Statewide Initiative to Help More EOP Students Get Into SUNY Medical Universities

State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras has announced the first statewide initiative to help more Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) students get into SUNY’s medical universities. The chancellor’s SUNY for All Pre-Med Opportunity Program (Pre-OP) is set to begin in summer 2021 with 25 students, which would be expanded based on initial results and further funding. To be considered for the program, candidates must be a SUNY EOP sophomore or junior on a pre-medical track, have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher, and have successfully completed two semesters of general chemistry and two semesters of biology.

Since its inception in 1967, EOP has provided access, academic support, and supplemental financial assistance to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college. In its 53-year history, EOP has served more than 76,000 students and evolved into one of the country's most successful college access programs.

More information on the chancellor's Pre-Med Opportunity Program is available on the SUNY website.

Submitted by: Jude M.A. Jayatilleke
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