Albert E. Dotson Premedical Program

The Albert E. Dotson, Sr., Pipeline Program for Least Represented in Medicine is a program for FIU undergraduates. Once accepted, the curriculum support will continue until the student graduates. Through this program, we hope to increase the number of underrepresented applicants gaining entrance to medical school.

Program Highlights

The DOTSON Program includes activities that span the following areas: academic enrichment, learning skills development, clinical medicine, communication skills, counseling, career development, and character building. The focus of the program is to help participants not only become better undergraduate students but also become more competitive applicants to medical school.


Communication Skills

  • Mock Interviews
  • Personal Statement
  • Public Speaking

Learning Skills

  • Learning Strategies
  • MCAT Preparation
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Time Management


Counseling and Mentoring

  • Admissions Process
  • Financial Aid
  • Mentoring by Physician
  • Mentoring by Medical Students

Professional and Career Development

  • Faculty Mentoring
  • Work-Life Balance


  • Online application: Apply Now
  • Application to include a personal statement and unofficial transcript


The deadline to apply for admission to the Dotson Program is Sept. 30, 2022. Students are notified of their acceptance in October.


  • FIU Undergraduate
    • Freshmen through Seniors may apply.
  • Florida Resident
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Minimum Academic Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum 3.0 GPA unless they are a first-semester freshman and have no grades. A 3.0 GPA is required to remain in the program.


Andrea Raymond
Tel: 305-348-6430

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Community Initiatives
11200 SW 8th Street, 660W2
Miami, FL 33199