Eligibility and Application Process

Graduate Certificate in Academic Medicine


Eligibility and Application Process

To be considered for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Academic Medicine (GCAM), applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • The applicant must hold a minimum of a graduate degree in a health sciences related area from a recognized institution.
  • Applicants must have an academic appointment within a medical school department OR medical residency program OR provide evidence of the intention to secure such a position in the near future.  Preference is given to the applicants from primary care departments or residencies.
  • Submit complete, official transcripts from highest degree granting institution.
  • Application package must include:
    • Completed online GCAM Application by June 30.
    • Complete two (2) online Reference forms (one preferably from current employment expressing support for participation in the certificate program)
    • Submit one (1) Personal Statement (1 double spaced page) to: fdc@unthsc.edu
      • Describe your career goals and how completing this graduate certificate aligns with these goals.

Official transcripts must be submitted to: fdc@unthsc.edu


  • If invited for an interview, applicants are expected to participate in either an on-campus interview OR a technology-assisted interview.