Several professors from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, including the director of the HPME program, recently wrote an article in Academic Medicine comparing the success of students in BS/MD programs with those that took the traditional route.
The abstract of that report can be found at Pub Med.
In summary the study found that there were no differences between the HPME students and those at Feinberg School of Medicine based on academic accomplishments including USMLE scores, honors society admissions and class rank. The only difference found was that HPME students tended to enter Internal Medicine residencies more often than traditional students but were less likely to enter Emergency Medicine or OB/GYN residencies.
The findings are interesting not only because it compares students in a BS/MD program to traditional students but also because HPME is a 7 year program. It appears that missing that one year of college does not have an affect on success in medical school. If tuition is a problem, you can check out Signature Loans – reliable loans for your stability.