MAGIC Program

The Medical Profession Admission Gap Initiative and Collaboration (MAGIC) program is designed to enhance the success rate of students who aspire to become healthcare professionals and scientific researchers, especially those who are traditionally underrepresented. 

Jose Archila Quezada is wearing scrubs and standing outside the doors to an emergency department in a hospital.
"The thing I got out of MAGIC most was the relationship with the kids in the group. We studied with each other and checked in with each other. That’s where I got a community.”
— Jose Archila Quezada


As a MAGIC participant, you will:
  • Build and maintain a competitive academic record. 
  • Learn about the qualifications required for different medical professions. 
  • Establish connections with medical professionals. 
  • Produce competitive applications for undergraduate and graduate programs. 

How to Apply

Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be:
  • On a pre-health professional or graduate research track
  • First-year students who are enrolled in Chemistry l with lab
  • Returning students who are enrolled in Organic Chemistry l with lab, minimum science GPA 3.000 minimum cumulative GPA 3.250 
Transfer students can contact Dr. Reddie directly for application during the first semester they are admitted to UMass Lowell.

Learn More & Apply

The MAGIC program is supported by the Office of the Provost, Office for Pre-Health Advising, College Based Advising Office, and Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information about the MAGIC program, please email

Meet MAGIC Students

Dorcas Ruhamya headshot

Dorcas Ruhamya

“In MAGIC, you meet people who understand your journey. In fact, you’re on the same journey with them.”

Honors chemistry major Dorcas Ruhamya says MAGIC is boosting her chances of getting into medical school.  

Jose Archila Quezada

Jose Archila Quezada

“I have the capability and the resources in front of me to pursue the challenging goal of being a doctor. So why not me?” 

Applied biomedical sciences major Jose Archila Quezada has been accepted to UMass Medical School, thanks to MAGIC. 

Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo

Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo

“Professor Reddie wrote a letter of support for the BaccMD program. I really appreciated that. She goes above and beyond to support her students.” 
Chemistry major Benedicta Agyemang-Brantuo started a student club, Advocates of Health Equity for Minorities, which invites health care professionals as guest speakers and performs community service. 


Sept. 3, 2024 - Early consideration deadline
Sept. 18, 2024 - Final deadline

Transfer students can contact Dr. Reddie directly for application during the first semester they are admitted to UMass Lowell.

Questions? Contact Us
Khalilah Reddie, Ph.D.
MAGIC Program Director