Admission Requirements

Application Criteria

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university that will be conferred by the start of the program
  • Minimum science and non-science GPA of 3.0 (Preferred)
  • Fellows must be able to attend a minimum of five 4-hour clinic shifts, or a total of 20 hours, per week (example scribe's schedule). Fellows can take on additional shifts if available.


Selection Criteria

We seek highly qualified candidates based on the following criteria:

  • Educational merit, as indicated in part by academic credentials and university/life experience
  • Extracurricular activities, including employment history, basic science or community-based research, and participation in health-related and other volunteer outreach activities
  • Dedication to a life of service and demonstration of the ideals of the profession of medicine


We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and strive to promote diverity, equity, and inclusion in the broadest possible definition.

Application & Program Fee

Th application fee is $95 (non-refundable). The application fee waiver request form will be available online when the application cycle begins. If you are a US resident with an annual household income under $80,000 or enrolled in a program that aids low-income families, you are eligible to submit the request form with a reference letter from a school counselor/official or a leader in the community. Once submitted, our team will review your request. If your request form is submitted before receiving confirmation from our team then we will not be able to waive your application fee.  

Once accepted, the program fee is $8,500 for the 2024-25 fellowship year. The program fee must be paid in full by the date listed on the acceptance packet. The program fee includes:

  • All program tuition, including training to become a medical scribe
  • All required equipment, including laptop (for daily check-out use only) and white coat
  • Program administration and support, including but not limited to: pairing scribe and mentor schedules, providing scribe training, support, facilitating social events, and coordinating educational opportunities.
  • A $800.00 stipend for travel and accomodation for fellows who have been accepted to present at regional or national conferences
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion scholarship for eligible applicants
  • Housing, transportation, and health insurance are not included


Financial Assistance

  • Financial assistance through scholarship support is available to a small number of highly qualified fellows who have demonstrated exceptional merit in their work and professionalism within their communities.
  • Selection for these scholarships will be made by the Selection Committee at the time of admission to the fellowship
  • Since 2015, COMET has offered $140,000+ in scholarships to qualified applicants over the years


Updated: Aug. 2022