The Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) is a 15-week review program offered three times each year to aspiring medical students. Since 2004, more than 2,500 students have completed MERP and continued on to medical school. Students who successfully complete MERP and satisfy all other eligibility requirements will be assured a seat in the medical school (RUSM or AUC) that referred them to MERP.
MERP is also offered in Canada, enabling Canadian residents to enroll in the program. MERP takes place at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) at 1255 Sheppard Ave. E., Toronto, Ontario. The program is delivered by way of live videoconference between CCNM and the MERP campus in Miramar, Florida. Canadian students participate in all the same activities as the Miramar students.
Toronto MERP students are able to regularly interact with Miramar MERP faculty via telephone, Skype or group videoconferencing.
What You Need to Know
- Check-in for MERP's Canada students will be on the same day as orientation, and classes will begin the following day.
- The Canadian program is supported by an onsite MERP faculty member who will answer questions and facilitate academic activities for Toronto-based students.
- The program cost is $13,000 USD. Students may apply for loans from Canadian private lenders. Provincial loans are not available for MERP. Canadian Nationals who enroll in DMI-MERP Toronto, Canada will receive a $2,000 USD tuition grant. The MERP Refund Policy also applies to Canadian students.
On-campus housing will be available to MERP Toronto students. Housing is limited and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who do not secure on-campus housing are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. The CCNM housing database can be used to assist in searching for apartments.
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