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Biomedical Scholars Program

The Biomedical Scholars program is a unique degree program intentionally designed to develop students into well-rounded candidates for the health professions school of their choice.  Students completing the Biomedical Scholars Program will graduate with an Honors Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree with a minor in Biomed Chemistry or Physics. This program is intended for motivated, ambitious, and well-prepared students. All Biomedical Scholars will leave Ouachita with:
  • An excellent Ouachita education
  • Integrated Honors program requirements
  • Coursework chosen to strengthen students academically and interpersonally
  • An experimental research project with a faculty mentor
  • Experience presenting scholarly work both on- and off-campus
  • A study abroad program of their choice
  • At least 60 hours of documented community service
  • At least 70 hours of clinical shadowing


To join the Biomedical Scholars program as an incoming freshman, you must

  1. Have an ACT score of 30 or higher, or an SAT CR+M score of 1390 or higher.
  2. Have 6 hours of transferable college credit before you begin Fall classes.
  3. Complete a biographical information form.


To join the Biomedical Scholars program as a current rising sophomore at Ouachita (28.5 credit hours or fewer), you must

  1. Have a 3.5 GPA in General Biology I and II (BIOL 1014 and BIOL 1024) and General Chemistry I and II (CHEM 1004 and 1014).
  2. Have a 3.6 overall GPA.
  3. Have completed one (1) Honors CORE course.
  4. Complete a biographical information form.


If you have any questions about the Biomedical Scholars program, please contact Dr. Ruth Plymale.

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