Hampton University has a new BS/MD program with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Hampton University is a historically black university located in Virginia while Marshall University is located in West Virginia.
The program is know simply as a BS-MD Program and the first students will be admitted to start Fall 2014.
To be eligible for the program students need a minimum unweighted overall and science high school GPA of 3.25 and an SAT score of 900 on the critical reading and math sections. A minimum 20 on the ACT is also acceptable. While these scores are lower than for most other BS/MD programs, those programs at other historically black colleges and universities also have relatively low requirements for grades and test scores. The average score of accepted students are generally quite a bit higher at other programs and it is expected that this will be true for this program as well.
To advance to the medical school students must have a 3.25 overall and science GPA. There is no word on whether the MCAT will be required. I am trying to find that information and and will let you know once I have it confirmed.
The program will accept up to 5 students each year with 2 alternates.
The program is open to all US Citizens.
Akashdeep Bhatthal says
How to get admission in BS/MD program?
Todd Johnson says
This is a very broad question. I have written a number of blog posts on BS/MD admissions and I would recommend you review those as they should answer many of your preliminary questions.