We have already reviewed how competitive BS/MD programs are. But no matter how well prepared you are, you must meet the admission requirements of the particular programs you are considering.
For example, Northwestern’s Honors Program in Medical Education requires the SAT or ACT with writing. But they also require the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry and Math Level 2. Moreover, the program requires the following high school courses:
- four years of math, including one year of calculus including differential and integral calculus;
- one year of chemistry;
- one year of biology;
- one year of physics;
- four year of English;
- at least two years of the same foreign language although three to four years of the same language is preferred.
Boston University for their program requires not just the SAT or ACT with writing, but also the SAT Subject Test in chemistry, math level 2 and a foreign language. BU also requires a special teacher evaluation form entitled the Accelerated Medical and Dental Programs Teacher Evaluation.
The University of Miami’s Honors Program in Medicine has a minimum SAT score of 1,400 (without writing) or a 32 ACT. Other requirements include at least a 600 in SAT Subject Test math and either biology, chemisty or physics. Students must rank in the top 5% of their class and have a minimum GPA of 3.75. You will also need four years of English and Math as well as a year of biology and chemistry. For those of you who don’t think those requirements look too tough, I can tell you I have had students that were not accepted at this program with much higher qualifications.
These are just a few examples of the programs out there. You need to be sure to check the requirements of any program that you are considering early in the process. And keep in mind that any requirements listed are just the bare minimums. Almost no one gets in doing the bare minimum with these programs.
Want more information about BS/MD programs? Check out the Guide to BS/MD Programs.