The Complete List of BS/MD Programs

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Julia de Raadt
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The assurance of medical school is a major draw for those interested in combined BS/MD or BA/MD programs. For seniors, knowing you secured a spot in med school even before finishing your undergrad degree really lowers stress. This article provides insight into BS/MD programs, as well as a complete list of open schools.

But, these programs aren’t for the faint-hearted. They are competitive to get into, certainly. And once you’re in, you’ll be required to put in the hard yards; not to mention if it’s accelerated, you’ll grind through the curriculum at a faster pace than usual.

What does it take to get into BS/MD programs?

BS/MD programs are meant for students who not only have a deep commitment to medicine; but also, those who are ready to dedicate the next 8 years to it.  In order to have a chance, you’ll need to be in the top 5-10 % of your high school class; also receive top test scores (SAT 1400+ or ACT 33+); likewise, excel in the sciences (and AP classes); plus also have some clinical experience. For instance, that could be volunteering/shadowing in a hospital or interning in a lab.

A lengthier application process

The application process for BS/MD programs includes more steps than your standard college. For instance, you’ll be asked to write supplemental essays; but further, one will ask why you want to study medicine. Additionally, you’ll need to attend an interview which is made up of a series of mini questions to screen applicants.

When and who can apply?

Some BS/MD programs, also called “combined medical programs,” are offered more to freshmen; on the other hand, some prefer enrolled students. Some only allow state residents to apply, but others are open to other states.

Well, now that we covered the basics, let’s get to the list! In short, here is our list of 55+ BS/MD programs that are open in 2021-22. 

Combined medical programs for first-year applicants

1. Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) 

Program: The only Ivy League to offer a combined MD program, as opposed to an accelerated one. Students firstly complete either a BA or BS. They then complete their MD at Alpert Medical School.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: In 2019 admission rate was 3.5%. Number of applicants – 2641, number offered admission – 94

Admission stats: SAT 1512, ACT 34

Deadline: ED – Nov 1, RD – Jan 5

2. Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program

Program: Rice and Baylor College of Medicine together pick a number of first-year students. Firstly, students earn a four-year bachelor’s degree at Rice; in addition, they earn conditional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Up to six incoming freshmen each year

Admission stats: SAT 1430 – 1600,  ACT 33-35

Deadline: ED – Nov 1, RD – December 1

3. Baylor2 Medical Track Program

Program: In contrast, some students complete undergrad classes at Baylor. To continue on to Baylor College of Medicine, students must score in the range of 501-507 on the MCAT (with no section less than 125). However, Baylor2 students get scholarships between $12,000 and $40,000—and all students earn a one-off scholarship of $1,000.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Up to six incoming freshmen each year

Admission stats: SAT 1430 or above, ACT 32 or above

Deadline: November 1, scholarship app – November 10

4. Case Western – Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine

Program: The Pre-Professional Scholars Program is also known as PPSP. It grants undergrad admission, in addition to conditional admission to Case Western Reserve’s School of Medicine. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity:  20-25 accepted of 1700 who apply

Admission stats: rank in top 10%, SAT 1510 or above, ACT 33-35

Deadline: Dec 1

5. Penn State’s Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program

Program: Admitted students study 3 years at Penn State. After that, 4 years at Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: 25 students are accepted each year

Admission stats: Rank in the highest 10%, SAT 1470, ACT 32

Deadline: Nov 1

6. University of Rochester – Rochester Early Medical Scholars 

Program: These BA or BS/MD programs are, likewise, for top undergrads. Once you earn a BA/BS, you proceed to the University’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: less than 10 each year

Admission stats: rank in the top 3%,  3.95 UW GPA

Deadline: Nov 15

7. Boston University – Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program

Program:  Offers top students an accelerated route in medicine through combined programs and early admission to the Boston University Medical School.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: 20-30 are accepted of over 1000 applicants

Admission stats:  UW GPA  >3.5, SAT  >1400, ACT  >32

Deadline: Nov 15

8. University of the Pittsburgh – School of Medicine Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP)

Program: Strong high school seniors attending University of Pittsburgh may apply. Those who succeed are guaranteed admission to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, after first completing a BA/BS.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: 8-12 selected each year

Admission stats: SAT 1490 ACT 34

Deadline: Nov 1

9. Rutgers University – 7 year BA/MD joint degree program

Program: The School of Arts & Sciences-Newark and the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University offer this program. Similarly to others, this program invites competitive high school seniors with a passion for medicine.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: In 2018, 19 applicants accepted out of 329 

Admission stats: Top 10% in class, SAT  >1400, ACT  >32

Deadline: Nov 1

10. University of Illinois – Guaranteed Professional Program Medicine Program

Program: Seniors in Illinois can apply to the GPPA program. It prepares undergrad students for entry into medical school, intended to provide an understanding of the field.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: In 2019, 32 of 700 applicants were offered a spot

Admission stats: UW GPA 3.8, ACT 29-36

Deadline: Dec 1

11. Montclair State University/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School- Health Careers Combined BS/MD Program

Program: Students from disadvantaged backgrounds in New Jersey can study four years in the Health Careers Program. Students will be majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or molecular biology at Montclair. After that, then complete a MD AT Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: Applicants must have a “B” average or above and rank in the top 10%.

Deadline: Dec 15

12. California Northstate College of Medicine- (BS-MD) Pathway

Program: Accepted students have the chance to finish undergrad in addition to medical school in either 6-7 years, or the traditional 8. Ultimately, both of these BS/MD programs are strong. 

Number of years: 6-8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: UW GPA 3.75+, 1400+

Deadline: Oct 31

13. University of Cincinnati- Connections Dual Admissions Program

Program: Accepted students gain admission to both the University of Cincinnati undergrad and College of Medicine at the same time.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT >1300 ACT >29 

Deadline: Dec 1

14. Florida Gulf Coast University/Lake Erie College of Medicine – Biology BS – Accelerated program 

Program: The Biology B.S. accelerated program offers an exciting chance to students who want to pursue med school. Specializations include medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry.

Number of years: 7 or 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: Must have a GPA > 3.5, SAT > 1240, ACT >26

Deadline: EA Nov 1, RD April 1

15. Texas Tech University/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine- Early Acceptance Program

Program: Open to Texas residents only. Above all, made for motivated students interested in an M.D. degree in Texas.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT >1360, ACT >30 , ideally top 10% of class 

Deadline: October 30

16. Virginia Commonwealth University Guaranteed Admission Program

Program: Top students can enter grad school directly, without competing via general admission. Nonetheless, it’s no easy task. To join the Guaranteed Admission Program, you must be accepted by the university, Honors College, and GAP committee. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: In 2020, 31 students accepted of 680 applicants

Admission stats: UW GPA 3.91, SAT 1330-  1560, ACT 31 – 36 

Deadline: Nov 15 (scholarship app – Nov 1)

17. University of Alabama School of Medicine – Early Assurance Program

Program: Provides students a path to medical, dental, or optometry school if accepted. In addition, it allows flexibility in exploring the humanities, neurosciences, social sciences, etc. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Typically accepts 8-12 students out of about 300 applications each year..

Admission stats:  Min GPA of 3.5,  min composite ACT 30 or SAT 1360

Deadline: Dec 1

18. St. Louis University Medical Scholar Program

Program: Freshmen can gain conditional early acceptance to the SLU School of Medicine. Unlike traditional BS/MD programs, this one provides early application privileges, but doesn’t guarantee acceptance.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: As and Bs in math and science courses, SAT  >1390, ACT  >30

Deadline: Dec 1

19. St. Bonaventure University/George Washington University School of Medicine Dual Admittance Program

Program: Students earn a provisional seat at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This is conferred upon graduation from St. Bonaventure University.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT >1390 ACT >30. High school average of 90 or higher

Deadline: Nov 30

20. Union College – Leadership in Medicine-Health Management Program 

Program: Jointly run by Union College, Clarkson University (Capital Region Campus) and Albany Medical College (AMC). Acceptance starts with seniors applying to Union College.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: In 2021, 361 applicants for the Leadership in Medicine Program, 32 were offered admission

Admission stats: ACT  >30, SAT  >1410, GPA  >3.50

Deadline: Nov 1

21.  Siena College/Albany Medical College

Program: The Siena/Albany Medical College Science and Humanities Program is a joint acceptance program. In fact, it’s the first of its kind in the country. To be specific, their program places emphasis on humanities, ethics and social service.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Historically, less than 5% of the applicants are accepted (15-20). 

Admission stats: SAT  >1360, ACT  >30, A-average

Deadline: Nov 1

22. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Albany Medical College – Physician-Scientist Program 

Program: Research-focused accelerated medical program allows students to earn a B.S. and an M.D. in seven years. Initially, students spend three years at Rensselaer (in our School of Science); subsequently, four years at Albany Medical College.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: Among 750-800 applicants, about 20-30 people receive an offer

Admission stats: SAT 1471, A-average

Deadline:  Nov 1

23. Marshall University/Joan C Edwards School of Medicine – BS/MD program

Program: The Marshall University BS/MD programs allow students in Virginia to complete both BS and MD in a seven-year span. It comes with a tuition waiver for medical school fees.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats:  SAT >1390, ACT >30, UW GPA >3.75

Deadline: Dec 1

24. Caldwell University/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – 3+4 MD program

Program: Students choose a major (usually biology, chemistry, or health sciences) at Caldwell. Then, they earn an MD at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: GPA > 3.5, SAT scores > 1470, and be in the top 10% of their high school class

Deadline: Dec 1

25. Drexel University/Drexel University College of Medicine

Program: BA or BS/MD Early Assurance program(s), as well as a 4 + 4 combined program; each allow students to gain early acceptance into both undergrad and medical school at the same time.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: For 2020, 2,298 total applicants and 65 students were admitted.

Admission stats: A minimum 3.5 GPA, min SAT of at least 1420 or a minimum ACT of 31

Deadline: Nov 1

26. Washington & Jefferson College/Temple University School of Medicine Scholars Program

Program: Students apply for acceptance to this 8-year joint BA/MD program before their freshman year. This happens during the apps process for W&J.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT >1350, ACT >31, Top 5% in class 

Deadline: Jan 20

27. George Washington University Dual BA/MD Program

Program: The seven-year BA/MD program is small and competitive. Essentially, it seeks high school seniors who show academic excellence.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: (90%) SAT/ACT scores, ACT 31+, UW GPA 3.6+

Deadline: Nov 15

28. NJIT/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 7-year BS/MD

Program:  Following three years at NJIT, students spend four additional years at NJMS (7 years total) studying medicine.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: Total Applicants, 388, 25 offered admission

Admission stats: In the top 10% of their class, SAT >1450, ACT >32

Deadline: Nov 1

29. Hofstra University/LIJ School of Medicine, Hofstra University – 4+4 Program: BS-BA/MD

Program: Dual-degree candidates have multiple undergraduate majors to choose from. In short, plenty of options to satisfy the School of Medicine requirements.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: UW GPA 3.7+, ACT 32+, SAT 1410+

Deadline: Students be admitted to Hofstra University during one of our EA deadlines: Nov 15 or Dec 15

30. Florida Atlantic University – Wilkes Medical Scholars Program

Program: Students receive a B.A. or B.S. degree from the Wilkes Honors College in Jupiter; and finally, the M.D. degree from FAU’s College of Medicine in Boca Raton, in seven or eight years. However, admission is only open to top incoming Wilkes Honors College freshman students.

Number of years: 7-8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT 190, ACT 33, W GPA: 4.30

Deadline: Jan 15

31. Drew University/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Dual Degree program

Program:  Students are admitted to both institutions, spending three years for a BA/BS at Drew and four years at NJMS.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: UW GPA 3.8, SAT 1500+,  ACT 34+ 

Deadline: Nov 1

32. New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School – Accelerated BS/MD Program

Program: Following 3 years at NJIT for a BS, students in this program spend four extra years at NJMS (7 years total) studying medicine. 

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: In 2019-20, 25 out of 388 applicants were admitted

Admission stats: SAT >1490, ACT > 33

Deadline: Nov 1

33. Stony Brook University/SBU School of Medicine Scholars for Medicine Program

Program: The Scholars for Medicine Program is above all an integrated eight year B.A./M.D. path for exceptional high school students. During undergrad, students participate in medical school classes and activities. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT 1490-1590, GPA 98-99

Deadline: Feb 1

34. Temple University/ Temple University of Medicine Pre-Med Health Scholar Program

Program: The Pre-Med Health Scholar program gives provisional acceptance to the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Moreover, students may choose a 4+4 or 3+4 track.

Number of years: 7-8

Selectivity: There are no caps on the number of places.

Admission stats: SAT 1510, ACT 34, GPA 3.99

Deadline: Dec 11

35. Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine

Program: The BS/MD 7-year program emphasizes medical studies. During the first three years, students fulfill all requirements for the BS degree. Then students transfer into the CUNY School of Medicine. Finally, they complete their MD. 

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: 85%+  average

Deadline: Dec 30

36. The College of New Jersey/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 7 Year Medical Program

Program: Students firstly spend three years at TCNJ in an approved major. These include Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, Philosophy, Physics, Economics, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Science, Math, Spanish or History. After that, they spend four at NJMS.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: Typically admits 20 students out of 400 applicants

Admission stats: SAT >1500, ACT >34, Top 5% of class

Deadline: Nov 1

37. Wayne State Med-Direct

Program: A unique B.S./B.A. to M.D. program that admits 10 students each year to Wayne State’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For those students, it creates a pipeline to Wayne State’s School of Medicine. To clarify, four years of undergrad tuition and four year of School of Medicine tuition is paid!

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: 10 applicants are selected each year

Admission stats: Minimum 3.5 GPA, minimum SAT 1310 or ACT 28 

Deadline: Dec 15

38. University of Missouri – Kansas City B.A. / M.D. Program

Program: A medical student’s journey begins as soon as they enter the UMKC School of Medicine’s B.A./M.D. program. In other words, a strong foundation in science and clinical skills. This is further joined by the liberal arts and humanities into a year-round program.

Number of years: 6

Selectivity: 1500 students apply with 105 – 110 students admitted

Admission stats: SAT 1420, ACT 32, UW GPA 3.89

Deadline: Nov 1

39. Penn State Hershey Premedical Scholars BS/MD Program

Program: Penn State Hershey and Wilkes University offer a special Premedical Scholars Program for underserved areas of Pennsylvania. Specifically, they target hardworking students studying primary care medicine. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT 1350, top 10%

Deadline: Nov 1

40. Augusta University – Professional Scholars Programs

Program: Augusta University offers two programs for BS/MD or BS/DMD degree(s) in only seven years. Still, eligible students must first apply to Augusta University as an undergrad under Biology or Cell and Molecular Biology.

Number of years: 7-8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: UW GPA 3.7+, ACT  32+, SAT  1450+

Deadline: Nov 15

41. Mercer University Special Consideration Program

Program: As a result of a partnership with the Mercer University Macon campus,  Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) offers a Special Consideration Program (SCP) for its MD degree.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Up to 18 incoming freshmen will be selected each year.

Admission stats: Deadline: Jan 14

42. Monmouth University/St. George’s University (Grenada)

Program: Students begin their studies at Monmouth University, firstly earning a Bachelor of Science degree. Following, they complete a MD at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: There is no cap on the number of students. 

Admission stats: UW GPA 3.2

Deadline: ED Nov 1, RD March 1 

43. Caldwell University/St. George’s University (Grenada) Health Profession Affiliation Programs

Program: This program provisionally accepts high school seniors applying for admission to Caldwell University; if accepted, students subsequently complete their MD program at St. George’s University (Grenada).

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: Must have a GPA > 3.5 and SAT > 1270.

Deadline: Dec 1

44. Franklin Pierce University/St. George’s University SGU Pathway Program

Program: These BS/MD programs have a Caribbean twist! That is to say, you move from Biology or Health Sciences at Franklin Pierce to the MD program at St. George’s University (SGU) School of Medicine.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: Min UW GPA 3.5

Deadline: Rolling

45. New Jersey Institute of Technology/American University of Antigua West Indies Accelerated Programs 

Program: Students spend 3 years of New Jersey Institute of Technology classes for the accelerated Bachelor’s. Following that, NJIT students are conditionally accepted to AUA’s College of Medicine. 

Number of years: 7-8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: SAT 1450+, ACT 32+

Deadline: Nov 1

Combined medical programs for current undergraduates 

46. Northeastern Ohio Medical University – Early Assurance Undergraduate Partnership

Program: This program is open to sophomores at one of the following schools: Baldwin-Wallace University; Cleveland State University; Hiram College; Kent State University; The University of Akron; Youngstown State University. First, though, students must be nominated to apply. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Highly selective

Admission stats: MCAT score of 502-514 and GPA of 3.4 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math courses

Deadline: N/A

47. University of the Science/ Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Program:  USciences students can also get direct entry into medical school. Students do four years at USciences in any major before completing four years at CMSRU. This achieves both BS and MD degrees. However, only current USciences students are eligible to apply.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Only four seats reserved each year for current USciences students

Admission stats: Minimum overall GPA of 3.5, no course grade lower than a C

Deadline: N/A

48. Howard University- Accelerated Program Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine

Program: Nominated Howard freshmen studying biology and chemistry can apply. Those admitted complete both the B.S. and M.D. degree in six years in these BS/MD programs.

Number of years: 6

Selectivity: Must be nominated

Admission stats: Overall GPA of 3.5; minimum total MCAT score of 504

Deadline: N/A

49. Union College/Albany Medical College – Early Assurance Program

Program: Students apply at the end of the sophomore year and, if accepted, enter AMC’s MD program two years later. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: ACT >31 or SAT >1400, UW GPA 3.50 in biology, chemistry, physics and math and an overall GPA 3.50.

Deadline: June 15

50. University of South Florida Honors College/USF Morsani College of Medicine 7-Year B.S./M.D. Program

Program: Students’ first three years of college unfold at the Judy Genshaft Honors College at USF; lastly, the fourth year will be completed through the Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM). Students at Honors college declare their intent by completing a form on the BS/MD programs’ website. This occurs during mid-April of the first year on campus.

Number of years: 7

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: GPA 4.0,  SAT 1500, ACT 34

Deadline: In fact, there is no formal application for the 7-Year B.S./M.D. Program. Instead, if criteria below are met, the applicant will be automatically admitted to the Judy Genshaft Honors College. 

51. West Chester University of Medicine Early Assurance Undergraduate Programs 

Program: WCU offers several early assurance programs with these professional schools: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: Min GPA 3.25 – 3.5

Deadline: Varies

52. Virginia Commonwealth University – Honors College Preferred Applicant Track Program

Program: VCU Honors College premed students may follow the Preferred Applicant Track for Medicine. It offers a chance to apply to the Guaranteed Admission Program for Medicine at the end of sophomore year.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: GPA 3.5+

Deadline:  May 4

53. UC Riverside Thomas Haider Early Assurance Program

Program: The Early Assurance Program (EAP) provides “mission-fit” UC Riverside undergrads or recent grads a spot at UCR School of Medicine. Following, students enter the School of Medicine one year after selection.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: 12 were selected of 65 applicants in 2020

Admission stats: Min GPA 3.4 in prereq classes (Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics)

Deadline: April 1

54. Monmouth University/Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine B.S./D.O. Program

Program: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (ROWAN-SOM) accepts top Monmouth University sophomores majoring in a premed field. These students pursue a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree.

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: GPA 3.5+ 

Deadline:  April 1

55. Muhlenberg College/Temple School of Medicine Early Assurance Program

Program: Students apply to Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University during the middle of their junior year. This program is open to students at Muhlenberg. 

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: Temple admits up to four students per year.

Admission stats: GPA 3.6, MCAT 509+

Deadline: Aug 1

56. University of Miami Dual Degree Program in Medicine

Program: The Medical Scholars Program (MSP) gives early admission for capable Miami undergrads to the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. These students are accepted into the MSP after sophomore year (in other words, fourth semester).

Number of years: 8

Selectivity: N/A

Admission stats: GPA 3.7, minimum SAT 1300 or an ACT 31

Deadline: N/A

Am I a good candidate for this program?

Now that you have read through these program descriptions,  you may be asking yourself whether this is a program for you. So if you are unsure, read more here to find out! Then, you will know whether you really have the right motivations to become a medical doctor.

If you’re ready to start applying to BS/MD programs, then contact us at Empowerly. We have experts who have completed combined medical programs and/or have gotten students into them. So reach out today!

Questions? Let us know!