Combined BS/BA-MD programs allow students to apply to medical school straight out of high school. Essentially, if admitted, students will spend two to four years at the undergraduate college completing their BS or BA degrees along with premedical requirements. Afterwards, they will proceed to the medical school affiliated with the undergraduate institution for their MD without having to apply again. There are also certain programs known as Early Assurance Programs- where you apply to your college’s affiliated medical school during your freshman or sophomore year of college and if admitted, you attend that medical school after graduating. The benefit to many of these programs is that the MCATis not required. These programs are not as common. To explore whether BS/BA-MD programs are right for you, read High School to Medical School.
If you are interested in this route, here is a list of the medical schools with combined BS/BA-MD programs. Schools have different requirements and may have preferences for certain demographics (ex. in-state students). Therefore, look at each school’s website to see if the program is right for you.
Direct BS/MD Programs
Early Assurance Programs
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