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Medical Schools with Combined BS/BA-MD Programs

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 ​MCAT​is 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

  1. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  1. Albany Medical College
  1. Drexel University College of Medicine
  1. Baylor College of Medicine
  1. Boston University School of Medicine
  1. Eastern Virginia Medical School
  1. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  1. University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  1. University of Illinois College of Medicine
  1. Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
  1. George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  1. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  1. State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
  1. University of Florida College of Medicine
  1. Wayne State University School of Medicine
  1. University of Nevada School of Medicine
  1. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  1. Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  1. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  1. Temple University School of Medicine
  1. Howard University College of Medicine
  1. USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
  1. State University of New York Upstate Medical University


Early Assurance Programs

  1. Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  1. Tufts University Medical School
  1. Wake Forest School of Medicine
  1. Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
  1. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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