21 July 2020

Combined BS/MD Medical School Programs

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2025

Combined BS/MD ProgramsCombined BS/MD programs are available for talented high school seniors strongly committed to careers in medicine. Institutions offering combined BS/MD programs include Rice University, Northwestern University, Boston University and Case Western Reserve University.

To help you navigate your options, check out our list of combined BS/MD programs. We've included admission profiles where available, program lengths and features, as well as a link to each program's web page for the details.

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Combined BS/MD Programs

Approximately 50 colleges in the United States offer a direct pathway to medical school as part of their undergraduate admissions process. While the end result is the same—conditional admission to medical school—program requirements and structure vary widely.

Generally speaking, combined BS/MD programs vary in admission style and program structure:

Admission Style

  • Conditional Guaranteed Admission. This is the most popular admission style amongst these combined programs. What it means is that students admitted to the program will also be admitted to the affiliated medical school without a separate application given that he or she has met certain requirements such as a minimum score on the MCAT or a GPA in undergraduate years.
  • Guaranteed Admission. This admission style was created to prevent students from sacrificing parts of their undergraduate experience to prepare for the MCAT. Students admitted to the program will be offered admission to the medical school regardless of undergraduate performance.

Program Types

  • Accelerated. Accelerated programs are usually 6 or 7 years in duration and are designed to prepare students for a career in medicine in a shorter period of time than the traditional 8-year period.
  • Non-Accelerated. Non-accelerated programs still are 8-year programs but with either Conditional Guaranteed or Guaranteed Admission to medical school to allow students to bypass the standard admissions process.



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Combined BS/MD Medical Programs

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InstitutionStateProfileProgram LengthNotes
Augusta University
(Medical College of Georgia)
Professional Scholars Program
GA GPA: 3.7
SAT: 1450
ACT: 32
7 years MCAT required by fall of third year in program
Baylor University
(Baylor College of Medicine)
Baylor2Baylor Medical Track Program
TX GPA: 3.7
SAT: 1430
ACT: 32
Other: Top 5%
8 years Scholarships offered, MCAT score of 501-507 required during undergraduate years
Boston University
(School of Medicine of Boston University)
Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program
MA   7 years MCAT required by January of third year in program.
Brown University
(The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University)
Program in Liberal Medical Education
RI SAT: 1512 (avg)
ACT: 34 (avg)
8 years Flex Plan allows for 1-2 year deferral prior to entering med school
Caldwell University
(New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers Univesity)
Health Profession Affiliation Programs
NJ GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1450
Other: Top 10%
7 years MCAT required
California Northstate University
(California Northstate University College of Medicine)
Bachelor of Science to Doctor of Medicine Pathway
CA GPA: 3.75
SAT: 1400
ACT: 31
6-8 years MCAT of 510 or higher required
Case Western Reserve University
(Case Western Reserve School of Medicine)
Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine
OH   8 years MCAT not required
CUNY Brooklyn
(SUNY-Downstate Medical Center)
Coordinated BA/MD Program
NY   8 years Scholarships offered
CUNY School of Medicine
(Sophie Davis Biomedical Education School of Medicine)
BS/MD Program
NY GPA: 85 7 years A key factor considered in the admissions process is the applicant's potential and interest in pursuing a career as a primary care doctor in a physician shortage area
Drew University
(New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University)
3+4 BA/MD Program
NJ GPA: 3.8
SAT: 1500
ACT: 33
7 years Must take MCAT by junior year but no minimum score
Drexel University
(Drexel University College of Medicine)
BA/BS-MD Early Assurance Program
PA GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1420
ACT: 31
7 years Available only to following majors: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Psychology four-year programs and Biomedical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University
(Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine)
Wilkes Medical Scholars Program
FL GPA: 4.3 (weighted)
SAT: 1490
ACT: 33
8 years MCAT required
Franklin Pierce University
(St. George's University School of Medicine)
SGU Pathway Program
NH GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1090
8 years Also has a pathway to study a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in Grenada, West Indies
George Washington University
(George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences)
Seven-Year Dual BA/MD Program
DC   7 years  
Grambling State University
(Meharry Medical College)
BS/MD Program
LA GPA: 3.25
SAT: 900
ACT: 20
7-8 years Required 6-week enrichment program summer of freshman to sophomore year
Hofstra University
(Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine)
Hofstra 4+4 Program
NY GPA: 3.7
SAT: 1410
ACT: 32
Other: Top 10%
8 years CASPer exam required
Indiana State University
(Indiana University School of Medicine)
Rural Health Program
IN GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1270
ACT: 27
8 years Residents of rural Indiana only
Mercer University
(Mercer University School of Medicine)
Special Consideration Program
GA   8 years Georgia residents only, 18 students only per year, MCAT 66th percentile required
Monmouth University
(St. George's University School of Medicine)
BS/MD 4+4 Program
NJ   8 years MCAT required, international education available in upperclassman years of undergraduate
Montclair State University
(New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University)
Health Careers Program Combined BS/MD Program
NJ SAT: 1100
ACT: not accepted
8 years MCAT required
New Jersey Institute of Technology
(New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University)
Accelerated Pre-Health Programs
NJ SAT: 1490
ACT: 33
7 years BS/MD options also available with St. George's University in Grenada, West Indies and the American University of Antigua, West Indies.
Northwestern University
(Feinberg School of Medicine)
Honors Program in Medical Education
IL   7 years Gap year available between undergraduate and med school
Pennsylvania State University
(Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College)
Accelerated Premedical - Medical Program
PA SAT: 1470
Other: Top 10 students
7 years  
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(Albany Medical College)
BS/MD Physician-Scientist Program
NY   7 years Requires a Math II SAT subject test, as well as Chemistry, Biology, or Physics SAT subject test
Rice University
(Baylor College of Medicine)
Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program
TX   8 years Selects up to 6 applicants per year
Rutgers University - Newark
(New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University)
BA/MD Program
NJ SAT: 1400
ACT: 32
7 years  
Saint Louis University
(Saint Louis University School of Medicine)
Medical Scholars Program
MO SAT: 1360
ACT: 30
6 years MCAT required
Siena College
(Albany Medical College School of Medicine)
Albany Medical College Program
NY   8 years  
St. Bonaventure University
(George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences)
BS/BA-MD 4+4 Dual Admittance Program
  GPA: 90
SAT: 1390
ACT: 30
8 years MCAT required
Stevens Institute of Technology
(New Jersey Medical School)
Accelerated Pre-Medicine Program
NJ SAT: 1400
ACT: 32
Other: Top 10%
7 years  
SUNY - Stony Brook
(Stony Brook University's School of Medicine)
Scholars for Medicine
NY   8 years MCAT required
Temple University
(Temple University School of Medicine)
Pre-Med Health Scholar Program
PA GPA: 3.8 7-8 years  
Texas Tech University
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine)
Undergraduate to Medical School Initiative
TX SAT: 1360
ACT: 30
8 years Texas residents only
The College of New Jersey
(New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University)
7 Year Medical Program
NJ SAT: 1400
ACT: 32
7 years  
Union College
(Albany Medical College School of Medicine)
Leadership in Medicine Program
NY SAT: 1410
ACT: 30
8 years Includes a master’s in healthcare management, No MCAT required
University of Alabama
(University of Alabama School of Medicine)
Early Medical School Acceptance Program
AL   8 years  
University of Cincinnati
(University of Cincinnati College of Medicine)
Connections Dual Admissions (BS/MD) Program
OH SAT: 1300
ACT: 29
8 years  
University of Colorado - Denver
(University of Colorado School of Medicine)
BA/BS-MD Degree Program
CO   8 years Colorado residents only, 10 admits only, specializes in primary care
University of Connecticut
(University of Connecticut School of Medicine)
Special Program in Medicine
CT GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1350
ACT: 29
8 years MCAT required, special consideration for Connecticut residents
University of Evansville
(Indiana University School of Medicine - Evansville)
B/MD Program
IN   8 years Indiana residents only, scholarship opportunities available
University of Illinois at Chicago
(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
GPPA Medical Scholars Program
IL   8 years  
University of Missouri - Kansas City
(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
BA/MD Program
MO GPA: 3.0-4.0
SAT: 1160
ACT: 24
6 years Special benefit: in 3 weeks, students receive a docent or teaching physician mentor through curriculum
University of Nevada - Reno
(University of Nevada School of Medicine)
BS/MD Program
NV GPA: 3.7
SAT: 1270
ACT: 26
Other: Top 10%
7 years Nevada resident, graduate from a Nevada high school, declared major as Biology
University of New Mexico
(University of New Mexico School of Medicine)
Combined BA/MD Degree Program
NM   8 years Open to high school students graduating from a New Mexico high school as well as members of an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo located wholly or partially in NM
University of Pittsburgh
(University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
Guaranteed Admit Program
PA SAT: 1490
ACT: 34
8 years MCAT not required
University of Rochester
(University of Rochester School of Medicine)
Rochester Early Medical Scholars
NY GPA: 3.95 (avg)
Other: Top 3%
8 years Exemption from MCAT
University of South Alabama
(University of South Alabama College of Medicine)
College of Medicine Early Acceptance Program (COMEAP)
AL GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1260
ACT: 27
8 years Preference to Alabama residents
University of South Florida
(Morsani College of Medicine)
7-year Medical Program
FL SAT: 1500
ACT: 34
7 years MCAT required
Virginia Commonwealth University
(Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine)
Guaranteed Admission Program
VA GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1300
ACT: 29
8 years  
Washington and Jefferson College
(Temple School of Medicine)
Medical Scholars Program
PA SAT: 1350
ACT: 31
Other: Top 5%
8 years MCAT required
Wayne State University
(Wayne State University School of Medicine)
Wayne Med-Direct
MI GPA: 3.5
SAT: 1310
ACT: 28
8 years 10 admits per year, free tuition and housing
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