Maine Track Application Process

Applications to the Maine Track program from legal residents of the state of Maine will be given preference. Other applicants with strong ties to Maine (such as attending an undergraduate institution in Maine) and those with an interest in the practice of rural medicine are encouraged to apply.

Maine Track applicants must submit a Maine Track program application when applying to the School of Medicine. The online Maine Track program application is accessible on the TUSM secondary application web site. Admission to the Maine Track will be jointly selected by committees representing both Tufts University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center.

Individuals who apply to the Maine Track will be reviewed for the two separate tracks: the Maine Track and the traditional MD Track. Applicants for the Maine Track will be interviewed at Maine Medical Center in Portland, ME. Applicants for the traditional MD Track will be interviewed at TUSM in Boston. Applicants can be selected to interview at both sites and be considered for admission to both Tracks.

The number of positions available in the Maine Track is limited. Failure to be accepted into the program will not adversely affect the chance of being admitted to the traditional MD track. Applicants who withdraw their application from consideration for the Maine Track will continue to be considered for a position in the traditional MD program. Due to scheduling conflicts, students in the Maine Track are not eligible to apply to the MD/MBA or MD/PhD combined degree programs.

We offer a Maine Track Early Assurance Program for eligible students at participating institutions in Maine.

Maine Track Tuition Support

A beach in Maine.

Tufts University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center have announced that students who are scheduled to matriculate into the Maine Track may be considered for a $25,000.00 scholarship. Up to twenty students in each entering class may receive this scholarship based on criteria established by a Maine-based scholarship committee. These funds may be renewable for subsequent years.

Students on the Maine Track look forward to practicing medicine in their native state