Students who attend three private institutions in West Michigan may apply to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, according to an announcement made by the college.

As part of the medical school’s early admission program, up to eight premed  students from Hope College (Holland, Michigan), Calvin College (Grand  Rapids, Michigan), and Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, Michigan) will be admitted through MSU’s College of Human Medicine early assurance program.

As part of the program, preference will be given to top students who plan to spend their careers as doctors working with underserved populations.

Students who are admitted to the program will receive academic advising from MSU and take part in clinical and service experiences. In addition, students  who qualify are required to keep up their academic performance during their undergraduate studies to be assured admission to MSU’s College of Human Medicine.