A Complete List of All BS/MD Programs

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Many high schoolers are unsure of their career aspirations. Even students who have a rough idea of their career plans can change paths once—or even several times!—over the course of high school and college. Other students, though, are certain of their goals from a young age. If you’re certain that you want to pursue medical school after college, a combined BS/MD program might be the perfect avenue to reduce the stress of medical school admission and help you complete your MD ahead of schedule.

 

Read this post to learn more about BS/MD programs and to review a complete list of every BS/MD program in the country.

What is a BS/MD Program?

BS/MD programs  allow students to complete a Bachelor’s of Science (BS) degree and then continue directly on to medical school to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. A smaller number of similarly-structured programs allow students to complete a BA degree (while fulfilling pre-med requirements) and then continue on to medical school. Students need only apply once to these programs: as high school seniors, applicants simultaneously apply to undergraduate degree programs and medical school.

 

Students in a BS/MD programs often gain access to resources available only to students in their program. These can include highly specialized classes or labs and exclusive enrichment activities, like study abroad programs, observing practicing physicians, research opportunities, and professional development. Many BS/MD programs also accelerate the timeframe of education, allowing students to complete their medical degrees one to two years earlier than they otherwise would—and therefore, to enter the workforce earlier. Fewer years in school can also translate to savings, since students may pay fewer years of tuition and other education-related costs.

 

BS/MD offer unique opportunities for students who know from an early age that their passion is medicine. To learn more about the programs available to you and the requirements associated with each, check out our list below.

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Complete List of All BS/MD Programs

Program Name State Length (Years) Min GPA Avg GPA
University of Alabama/University of Alabama School of Medicine AL 8 3.6 4.5
University of South Alabama AL 7 or 8 3.5
California Northstate College of Medicine CA 6 or 7 3.5
University of Colorado Denver/University of Colorado School of Medicine CO 8 3.5
University of Connecticut at Storrs/University of Connecticut School of Medicine CO 8 3.5
Howard University DC 6 3.5
George Washington University DC 7
Florida Atlantic University FL 7 or 8 4.30 Weighted
University of South Florida Honors College/USF Morsani College of Medicine FL 7 4.0 Weighted
University of Miami FL 7 or 8
Northwestern University IL 8
University of Illinois Chicago IL 7
University of Evansville/Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville IN 8 4
University of Southern Indiana/Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville IN 8 3.5/4.0
Grambling State University/Meharry Medical College LA 7 or 8 3.25
Boston University/Boston University School of Medicine MA 7
St. Louis University/St. Louis University School of Medicine MO 8
University of Missouri Kansas City MO 6 3 3.89
Washington University in St. Louis/Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine MO 8
University of Nevada, Reno NV 7 3.65 Unweighted

or top 10% of

class

Franklin Pierce University/St. George’s University NH 8 3.5
Caldwell University/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School NJ 7 or 8 3.5

Top 10% of class

Caldwell University/St. George’s University NJ 7 or 8 3.5
College of New Jersey/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School NJ 7 Unweighted 4.5

or 95%. Must be

in top 5% of

class.

4.72 or 100.05%
Drew University/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School NJ 7 3.8 Unweighted
Monmouth University/St. George’s University NJ 8
Montclair State University/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School NJ 7 Top 10% of class

or 3.6

New Jersey Institute of Technology/American University of Antigua West Indies (both) NJ 7
New Jersey Institute of Technology/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (both) NJ 7
New Jersey Institute of Technology/St. George’s University (Grenada West Indies) (both) NJ 7
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey/Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine NJ 7
Rutgers University-Newark/Rutgers New Jersey Medical School NJ 7 Top 10% of

class

University of New Mexico NM 8
Brooklyn College City University of New York/SUNY Downstate Medical NY 8
Hobart & William Smith Colleges/SUNY Upstate Medical University NY 8 Top 10% of

class, or 90%

Hofstra University/LIJ School of Medicine, Hofstra University NY 8 3.7, Top 10%
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Albany Medical College NY 7
Siena College/Albany Medical College NY 8 85%
Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine NY 7 85%
St. Bonaventure University/George Washington University School of Medicine NY 8 90%
Stony Brook University/Stony Brook University School of Medicine NY 8 98-99%
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry/SUNY Upstate Medical University NY 8 90%
Union College/Albany Medical College NY 8
University of Rochester/University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry NY 8 3.95 or top 3%

of class

Case Western/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine OH 8
Kent State/Northeastern Ohio Medical University OH 8
University of Cincinnati/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine OH 8 3.5 unweighted

3.7 weighted

University of Akron/Northeastern Ohio Medical University OH 8
Youngstown State University/Northeastern Ohio Medical University OH 8 3.5
Drexel University/Drexel University College of Medicine PA 7 or 8 3.5 4.43
Penn State University/Jefferson Medical College PA 7 Top 10% of class
Temple University/ Temple University of Medicine PA 7 or 8 3.8
University of the Pittsburgh/ University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine PA 8 Highest GPA

available at

current high

school

University of the Science/ Cooper Medical School of Rowan University PA 8 3.5
University of the Science/ The Commonwealth Medical College PA 8 3.4
Washington & Jefferson College/Temple University School of Medicine PA 8 Top 5% of class
Wilkes University/Penn State College of Medicine PA 8 Top 10% of class
Brown University/Brown Alpert Medical School RI 8
Baylor University/Baylor College of Medicine TX 8 3.7 and top 5%

of class

Rice University/Baylor College of Medicine TX 8
Texas Tech University/Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine TX 8 Top 10% of class
Texas University Medical Branch (multiple routes) TX 8 3.25
Virginia Commonwealth University/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine VA 8 3.5 3.94
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine MA 8
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University IL 8 3.5 and

top 10% of class

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine PA 7 or 8 3.7
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine NY 8 90%
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine FL 7 or 8 3.5
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine PA 7 or 8 3.5
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific CA 7 or 8

 

If you are considering a BS/MD program, keep in mind that admission to these programs is very selective. Essentially, you must get past the hurdle of regular undergraduate admission and the extremely competitive medical school admission process in one attempt. Once admitted, you can expect your undergraduate years to be rigorous and challenging. Furthermore, though early med school admission can reduce the stress throughout your undergraduate years, BS/MD programs often reserve the right to revoke medical school admission to students who do not maintain strong undergraduate academic performances. To learn more about BS/MD programs, check out these popular CollegeVine posts:

 

 

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Kate Sundquist
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Kate Koch-Sundquist is a graduate of Pomona College where she studied sociology, psychology, and writing before going on to receive an M.Ed. from Lesley University. After a few forays into living abroad and afloat (sometimes at the same time), she now makes her home north of Boston where she works as a content writer and, with her husband, raises two young sons who both inspire her and challenge her on a daily basis.