A Complete List of All BS/MD Programs
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.
Complete List of All BS/MD Programs
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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