Direct Med Programs

Direct medical programs (also known as combined BA/MD or BS/MD programs) allow students to be accepted into medical school from high school. In other words, program students are accepted into both an undergraduate university as well as a medical school out of high school. There are a variety of programs around the country, each with its own unique requirements, expectations, and benefits.

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We have compiled a list of 6, 7, and 8 year medical programs for your convenience. We have made every effort to try to keep this list as up to date and as accurate as possible. If you see any discrepancies, please let us know here so that changes can be made!

Programs updated as of October 2014. Information about programs obtained from Program websites, Medical Help Net, and other sources readily available in the public domain.

If you have any questions about the process or about the programs, please contact us! Whether you're still deciding if these programs are for you, or already in the application process, we are here to help.

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Baylor University/Baylor College of Medicine

8 year program

From Admission Website:

"Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine have entered into an agreement which grants at least four outstanding high school students provisional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine upon matriculation to Baylor University. One of the four students selected will receive a scholarship valued at $80,000 covering $10,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study at Baylor University and four additional years of medical study at Baylor College of Medicine. This not a fast-track program; rather it is designed to afford very bright students the opportunity to broaden their educational horizons. Students able to complete Baylor University degree requirements and BCM requirements early are encouraged to study abroad and/or engage in a research project to complete their four year undergraduate commitment."

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Boston University/ Boston University School of Medicine

7 year program

Provisional admission into medical school. Typical applicant has an average 2200 SAT score, 33-34 ACT score, 3.9 G.P.A., and three SAT II subject tests (writing, chemistry and math IIc) Students must take the MCAT (combined score of at least 30) and maintain a minimum 3.2 G.P.A average. Applications are due Dec 1 on the year prior to matriculation. International students: Eligible for this combined program.

Admission Website

Contact: Admission representative 617-353-2300

Brooklyn College/SUNY-Downstate Medical Center

8 year program

The B.A.-M.D. Program is a combined undergraduate and medical degree program run jointly by Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In the first four years, at Brooklyn College, the students take the program's curriculum of pre-med science courses, and they also earn a bachelor's degree in the major of their choice. Students spend the next four years at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and earn their M.D. The B.A.-M.D. Program is geared to students in the New York area. Applicants should be high school seniors. We recommend that our applicants have a high school academic average of at least 90 and that they have at least 1200 as the sum of their reading and mathematics scores on the SAT Reasoning Test (SAT I).

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Brown University

8 year program

Guaranteed admission into the medical school. Applicants have an average 710 verbal SAT score, 730 mathematics SAT score, and graduated in top 2 percent of high school class. Three SAT II subject tests required (one should be in science). Applicants interested in Brown Medical School, may also apply to the following undergraduate campuses: University of Rhode Island (RI), Providence College (PC).

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Case Western Reserve University / CWRU School of Medicine

8 year program

Provisional admission to medical school. As a high school student you must apply for the pre-professional scholars program. Students had an average SAT score of 1410-1510. If students take the SAT I only they are required to take three SAT II tests (writing and 2 other subjects) If a candidate is interested in engineering it helps to take the SAT II tests in math or science. The ACT test can be taken in lieu of the SAT I and SAT II because ACT scores are divided into individual categories (average ACT score between 30-34). Students must maintain a minimum 3.6 undergraduate G.P.A. while in the program. MCAT not required but if it is taken a minimum score of 32 is needed. All applicants considered for the Trustees scholarship, President's scholarship and Provosts scholarship.

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Drexel University

7 year program

Applicants require minimum SAT score of 1360, minimum 3.5 GPA, in top 10% of high school class, and maintain a minimum 3.45 GPA as an undergraduate (no grades less than a C), and a minimum MCAT score of 30.

Also leads to Drexel School of Medicine through programs with Wilkes University (WU), West Chester University (WCU), Muhlenberg College (MC), Monmouth University (MU), Lehigh University (LU), Villanova University (VU), Rosemont College (RC), and Ursinus College (UC).

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Finch University Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and Illinois Institute of Technology

8 year program

This is a BS/DO program. Guaranteed acceptance into medical school after matriculating into the program. MCAT must be taken but no bearing on acceptance, 3.25 minimum GPA must be maintained while at IIT.

Admission Website

Contact number: 312-567-3025

Fisk University / Meharry Medical College School of Medicine

7 year program

Applicants not guaranteed admission into Meharry Medical school upon applying to Fisk University. Applicant must enroll in Fisk University and will be evaluated on the following: Grades (minimum GPA 3.3), high school ranking and SAT scores. A joint committee screens and interviews the applicants for medical school. In the junior year, the MCAT is taken and a minimum score of 24 is needed. After matriculating into Meharry Medical School for one year, a BA degree is granted from Fisk University.

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Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia

7 year program

Georgia Regents University offers two programs which allow outstanding students the opportunity to achieve their BS and MD or BS and DMD degrees in only seven years. In each case students will spend their first three years in pursuit of the BS in Cell and Molecular Biology through the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM). In their fourth year students will begin their four year program in medicine or dentistry through either the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) or the College of Dental Medicine (CDM). Courses taken in the first year of those programs will be used to satisfy any remaining course requirements needed to complete the BS degree. Unweighted High School GPA: 3.7; Minimum SAT score (math/verbal): 1400; or Minimum ACT score: 30

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George Washington University

7-8 year program

Provisional admission into medical school. Each year a student's progress is monitored. Applicants require minimum SAT 1400, MCAT not required, and must maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA as an undergraduate. Students required to take SAT II in writing, science and mathematics. Students must have 100 hours of community service per year. 20 students matriculate into the program every year. Freshman scholarship options (FSO) available. International students: Not eligible for the combined program. Contact phone number: 800-447-3765

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Howard University

6 Year Program

BS/MD requirements for entering into the College of Medicine include: Minimum science GPA of 3.25; minimum overall GPA of 3.5; minimum total MCAT score of 24; strong interview and supportive letters of recommendation.

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Indiana State University

8 year program

Provisional admission into medical school. Applicants require a mininimum G.PA. of 3.5, minimum 1200 on SAT, and applicant must have spent a majority of their life in a rural area. At ISU, students must maintain a 3.5 G.P.A, obtain the mean average score on the MCAT to receive acceptance into Indiana University School of Medicine and complete interview process at IU.

Admission Website

Contact number: 812-237-2781

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

6-7 year program

Guaranteed admission into the medical school. Preference given to Ohio residents. The B.S./M.D. program has two phases. In Phase 1, students take premedical course work at an accelerated pace of two or three years at one of the three universities in the NEOMED educational consortium: The University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University. To be admitted to the BS/MD Program, a student must first be selected for an interview. The selection of students to be invited for an interview is based on academic credentials, extracurricular activities and other information provided in the student application. Students need at least a 3.5 unweighted grade point average. While there is no absolute minimum for ACT/SAT scores, for the last several years only students with at least a 26-27 ACT or 1170-1210 SAT* total/composite score were offered an interview. Accept ACT or SAT scores and will use the highest total/composite score despite the number of times the exams are taken. We do not accept or use SAT II scores. International applicants: Must have a green card to apply. If interested in Northeastern College of Medicine, applicants can choose from the following undersgraduate campuses: University of Akron (UA), Kent State University (KSU) and Youngstown State University (YSU).

Admission Website

Contact: University of Akron at 330-972-7880

Northern Michigan University/Wayne State University School of Medicine

8 year program

MedStart is a unique Bachelor of Science/medical degree program. It is collaboration between Wayne State University's School of Medicine (WSUSOM) and Northern Michigan University (NMU). MedStart students complete their bachelor's degrees at NMU, in the majors of their choice, and within the pre-med advising program.

There are two positions available to high school seniors (incoming freshmen) each year. This highly competitive program trains medical innovators and creative thinkers. Preference is given to applicants from medically underserved areas (rural or urban) that may have an interest in becoming a primary care physician and working in such areas. Minimum High School GPA of 3.5; ACT composite score of 28 or higher or SAT combined score (math and critical reading) of 1240 or higher

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Northwestern University / Feinberg School of Medicine (Northwestern University)

7 year program

Applicants require SAT I and SAT II subject tests in writing, mathematics level IIc, and chemistry. You must take a year of calculus, including differential/integral calculus and simple differential equations.

Admission Website

Contact phone number: 312-503-8649 (December 2008)

Penn State University/ Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

6/7 Year Program

Guaranteed admission into medical school upon matriculating into the six year accelerated program. Applicants requires minimum SAT 2100, higher than 32 on ACT, top 10 percent of high school class. MCAT needed in junior year.

Admission Website

Contact: Robert Mitchell at 814-865-5471

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)/Albany Medical College (AMC)

7 year program

From Admission Website:

"The class entering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in September 2006 was selected from a pool of 346 applicants. After careful review of applications at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College, 173 students were selected for further review and 85 were interviewed at the medical college. Female applicants accounted for 42% of this group. Academically, most applicants invited for an interview had combined critical reading, math, and writing SAT scores of 2134 or greater. More detailed examination of the group of exceptional and promising young men and women beginning their first year of studies at Rensselaer in September 2006 shows that their combined critical reading, math, and writing SAT scores averaged 2161. Of equal importance to their demonstrated academic ability is their distinctly superior level of maturity and motivation."

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Other Albany Medical College Programs

Rice University / Baylor College of Medicine

8 year program

Guaranteed admission into medical school. The average SAT score for entering applicants 2100 and applicants establish a strong interest in pursuing medicine. MCAT not required.

Admission Website

Siena/Albany Medical College

8 year program

From Admission Website:

"An early assurance program between Siena College and Albany Medical College, the first of its kind in the country, places emphasis on humanities, ethics and social service. Students accepted into this program earn a B.A. degree from Siena after four years and an M.D. degree from Albany Medical College upon completion of the medical curriculum. Successful completion of all undergraduate degree requirements is necessary before matriculation into medical school."

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Other Albany Medical College Programs

St. Louis University

8 year program

From Program Website:

"The Medical Scholars Program is an exclusive opportunity for freshman applicants who plan to eventually attend medical school. Students who are accepted into this highly selective program are placed on an early application track to Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Medical Scholars have the unique benefit of applying to the School of Medicine during the spring semester of their sophomore year - two years before traditional pre-med students in their class will know of their acceptance to medical school. Med Scholars are then notified of their admission decision before the start of their junior year.

Although Medical Scholars are not guaranteed admission to medical school, the program does boast a 98% acceptance rate - meaning that Medical Scholars are almost always successful in obtaining admission to Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Medical Scholars must still sit for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) at the appropriate time, but their test score does not impact their admission to medical school through the program."

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Temple University School of Medicine Scholars Program

8 year program

"The Medical Scholars Program provides an opportunity for exceptionally qualified high school seniors to gain a provisional acceptance to the School of Medicine upon completion of their undergraduate degree. Temple University School of Medicine offers this combined degree with three undergraduate institutions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, and Widener University in Chester.

Although each undergraduate institution has a unique atmosphere and educational curriculum, the requirements of medical scholars candidates are similar. We are looking for students with a strong academic background, in the top 5% of their graduating class, who have completed a variety of AP coursework. Students should also demonstrate exceptional standardized test performance. The minimum SAT required is a 1350 in the combined verbal and math sections, with no individual section less than 600 (including the new writing section). The minimum ACT composite score required is 31. Students with demonstrated leadership and extensive community and health care experiences are encouraged to apply."

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Union College / Albany Medical College

8 year program

Guaranteed admission into medical school. MCAT not required. Applicants are required to complete and submit the scores for SAT I and two SAT II Subject Tests. The SAT IIs should include one science and one mathematics test. The ACT can replace the requirements for both the SAT I and SAT II. Testing requirements for the Leadership in Medicine Program are a combined 1950 or better on the SAT and a 650 or better on each of the SAT IIs. If a student chooses to submit the ACT, he or she must have a composite of 30 or better.

Admission Website

Other Albany Medical College Programs

Contact: 518-388-6000

University of Alabama

8 year program

The Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP) is an undergraduate and medical school educational program which provides highly qualified students with an opportunity to have an enriched undergraduate experience in preparation for attending medical school. Graduating high school seniors must be admitted to UAB prior to applying to EMSAP. Minimum Overall GPA: 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Minimum of 30 on the ACT or 1340 on the SAT.

Admission Website

University of Cincinnati

8 year program

The Connections Program, a dual admissions baccalaureate/MD program, allows high school seniors to apply for and be accepted to both the University of Cincinnati undergraduate college and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine simultaneously.

The Connections program is a non-accelerated, eight-year baccalaureate /MD program. Students spend four years as an undergraduate student at the University of Cincinnati and four years as a medical student at the College of Medicine (the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering joint program is nine years because of the required coop learning program).

Our application process is competitive; students must score a 29 composite on the ACT or a 1300 composite on the SAT to be eligible to apply.

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University of Connecticut

8 year program

Connecticut residents receive special preference and 25 applicants chosen for interview. Candidates will present a high school grade point average of 3.5 on a four-point scale; a class rank in the top 5 percent of their class; and an SAT 1 combined score of 1300 or ACT composite score of 30. Additional factors considered include, strength of recommendations, maturity, range and depth of extracurricular involvement; and commitment to the health sciences. As an undergraduate student must maintain a 3.5 GPA and minimum MCAT score of 28 with no individual score less than 7..

Admission Website

Contact: 860-486-3137

University of Miami

6 or 7 year program

From Admission Website:

Guaranteed admission into the medical school. Applicants requires minimum SAT score of 1360, be in the top 10 percent of high school class, take SAT II by Jan. 15 of senior year in high school, must maintain a 3.2 science GPA and 3.4 cumulative GPA. International students: Not eligible for the combined program.

Admission Website

Contact: Maria Fallon at 305-284-4323

University of Missouri - Kansas City

6 year program

From Program Website:

"A medical student's journey begins as soon as they enter the UMKC School of Medicine's B.A./M.D. program. Immediate exposure to a curriculum that builds a strong foundation in medical science and clinical skills is integrated with the liberal arts and humanities into a year-round program. Our program allows students to choose an undergraduate major and earn their B.A. and M.D. in six years."

Admission Website

University of Pittsburgh

8 year program

From Program Website:

"Students offered the guarantee must complete an undergraduate degree at Pitt within four years, complete the prerequisite course work, maintain a cumulative science and quality point average of at least 3.75, and engage in undergraduate research and extracurricular activities that provide greater knowledge of the science and practice of medicine."

Admission Website

University of Rochester

8 year program

Guaranteed admission into medical school. Applicants require SAT scores in top quartile of Rochester entering class and exemplary grades. International students: Eligible for this combined program.

Admission Website

Contact: Chris Antal 585-275-8595

The University of Texas at Dallas/The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

7 year program

UT-PACT brings innovative change to medical education in the UT System through the implementation of a competency-based curriculum, revision of the course content to achieve greater relevance, and formalized instruction to promote professionalism. Coordination between bachelor's and medical training enables students to complete both degrees in 7 years. Minimum High School GPA: 3.70; SAT Math + Reading: 1521; ACT: 34

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Virginia Commonwealth University

8 year program

Guaranteed admission into the medical school. Students must fulfill requirements of honors program, maintain a 3.5 GPA, combined SAT I score 1910 with no score below 530 or ACT composite score of 29, and graduate in the upper 15% of high school class.

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Washington University in St. Louis

8 year program

You will need to maintain an overall minimum 3.8 grade point average (GPA) to guarantee your position in medical school; if your GPA is below this minimum, your eligibility for graduate study will be up to the School of Medicine's discretion. You will also need to achieve a total score of at least 36 on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

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Wayne State University/Wayne State's School of Medicine

8 year program

This program trains medical innovators and creative thinkers. MedStart nurtures future leaders inmedicine by treating MedStart members as part of the medical community. The programemphasizes mentoring and research opportunities for each student and provides immediatecontact with School of Medicine faculty and upperclassmen. MedStart undergraduates are alsoHonors students and must meet Honors College requirements. Minimum requirements for application: 3.75 or higher grade-point average, ACT score of 30 or higher

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