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 certain 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 most 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 are is a list of all 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.

1. University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
2. Northeast Ohio Medical University
3. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
4. Albany Medical College
5. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
6. Drexel University College of Medicine
7. Baylor College of Medicine
8. Boston University School of Medicine
9. Eastern Virginia Medical School
10. University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
11. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
12. University of New Mexico School of Medicine
13. University of Illinois College of Medicine
14. Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
15. George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
16. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas Southwestern Medical School
17. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
18. The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
19. State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
20. University of Florida College of Medicine
21. Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
22. Wayne State University School of Medicine
23. University of Nevada School of Medicine
24. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
25. The University of Toledo College of Medicine
26. Stony Brook University School of Medicine
27. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
28. University of Alabama School of Medicine
29. Temple University School of Medicine
30. Howard University College of Medicine
31. USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
32. State University of New York Upstate Medical University

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