BS/MD - Accelerated Medical School Programs

Complete List: BA/MD and BS/MD Programs in the US by Rebecca Safier Do you dream of becoming a doctor? If you're set on going to medical school, then a combined BS/MD or BA/MD program might be for you. The majority of these combined programs allow motivated high school students to go right from undergraduate to medical school without having to go through another application process. While there aren't a ton of spots available in combined programs, there are schools throughout the country that offer them.

What Are Combined BA/MD and BS/MD Programs? Combined programs allow students to earn a bachelor's degree—either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS)—and then proceed directly into a medical program for a Doctor of Medicine (MD). Since students are already accepted to medical school, they can forgo the typical medical school admissions process near the end of undergrad. This medical school is usually part of the same institution or a partner school in the same region or college network. Pros of a Combined Medical Program Applying to medical school is a competitive and stressful process, so the major pro of getting into a combined program is that you won't have to go through all that application stress! Rather, you'll be able to rest easy and focus on your academics, knowing you've already been accepted. Plus many combined programs offer great scholarships. Cons of a Combined Medical Program First, there's time: most combined programs involve eight years of intensive study. Although these programs do eliminate the hurdle of a stressful med school application process, they also demand a huge commitment from high school students. Your goals could very well shift as you grow and have new experiences in college. Combined programs call for a great deal of dedication and commitment from young students whose aims might change as they grow older. Of course, dropping out of the program is always an option if your goals change.

What Are Accelerated BA/MD and BS/MD Programs?

An accelerated program is a type of combined medical program that's shorter than the typical eight years. Most of these programs are seven years long, but a few are as short as six years.

Usually, the undergraduate portion, rather than the medical school portion, is shortened. These programs might combine two required classes into one or have students attend year-round by taking intensive courses throughout the summer.


Pros of Accelerated Medical Programs?

The shorter time means you can enter medical school and earn your MD even faster, giving you a leap ahead into your profession by a year or more. Because these programs are shorter, they might also have a lower cost than the traditional eight-year path. Note that accelerated programs are by no means easier than non-accelerated ones; in fact, they're usually even more challenging because they compress the same material and requirements into a shorter amount of time.

Cons of an Accelerated Medical Program The accelerated nature of these programs means that they demand even more of a commitment from applicants, who are often young high school students. These fast-paced programs are a huge challenge and offer even less flexibility than the regular eight-year combined programs.


Combined BA/BS/MD Programs for High School Applicants

Albany Medical College/RPI, Union College, Siena College

  • 7 or 8 years

  • $54,000 (RPI)

  • $56,853 (Union)

  • $39,200 (Siena)

Baylor College of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $44,544

Boston University School of Medicine

  • 7 years

  • $56,854

Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $59,254

California Northstate University College of Medicine

  • 6, 7, or 8 years

  • $46,902

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $52,448

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

  • 7 years

  • $11,704

**CUNY Medical School (School of Biomedical Education)/City College of New York

  • 7 years

  • $6,930 tuition (in state)

**Drexel University College of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $53,868 tuition (in state)

Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine/Florida A&M University

  • *7 or 8 years

  • $28,111

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • ‡7 or 8 years

  • $47,340

Hofstra/Northwell School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $48,315

Howard University College of Medicine

  • 6 years

  • $46,610

Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville/University of Evansville

  • 8 years

  • $37,500

Medical College of Georgia/Augusta University

  • *7 years

  • $8,864

**Mercer University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $37,508 tuition (in state)

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • 7 or 8 years

  • $56,232

Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences-Newark/New Jersey Medical School

  • 7 years

  • $12,230

**Saint Louis University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $46,400 tuition (in state)

Stony Brook University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $7,070

**SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Brooklyn College

  • 8 years

  • $7,070 tuition (in state)

**Temple University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $16,080 tuition (in state)

**Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $24,880 tuition (in state)

**Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $11,600 tuition (in state)

**Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Pennsylvania State University

  • 7 years

  • $18,454 tuition (in state)

**University of Alabama School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $10,104

**University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $10,104 tuition (in state) tuition (in state)

**University of Colorado School of Medicine/University of Colorado Denver

  • *8 years

  • $10,176 tuition (in state)

**University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $14,406 tuition (in state)

**University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $15,458 tuition (in state)

**University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

  • 6 years

  • $12,172 tuition (in state)

**University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $7,268 tuition (in state)

**University of New Mexico School of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $5,586 tuition (in state)

**University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

  • 7 or 8 years

  • $4,788 tuition (in state)

**University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $23,452 tuition (in state)

**University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • 8 years

  • $57,188 tuition (in state and total not annual)

University of South Alabama College of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $7,896

**University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

  • 7 years

  • $5,069 tuition (in state)

**University of Toledo College of Medicine

  • 7, 8, or 9 years

  • $10,556 tuition (in state)

**Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • ‡8 years

  • $14,710 tuition (in state)

**Wayne State University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • Covered by college (in state)

Accelerated BA/BS/MD Programs for High School Applicants

Boston University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $56,854

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University/University of the Sciences

  • 8 years

  • $27,500

Drexel University College of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $53,868

East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $4,452

**George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

  • *‡7 or 8 years

  • $58,550 tuition (in state)

Hampden-Sydney College

  • 7 or 8 years

  • $45,690

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • 8 years

  • Tuition Varies

Indiana State University

  • *†8 years

  • $9,036

**Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $45,500 tuition (in state)

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

  • *8 years

  • $17,640

**Meharry Medical College

  • 8 years

  • Tuition Varies (limited to in state residents)

Northeast Ohio Medical University

  • *8 years

  • Tuition Varies

Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences/New Jersey Medical School

  • 7 years

  • $12,230

**Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

  • 7 years

  • $12,230 tuition (in state)

**SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • †8 years

  • $7,070 tuition (in state)

**Temple University School of Medicine

  • 7 years

  • $16,080 tuition (in state)

**Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine*

  • 8 years

  • $24,800 tuition (in state)

**Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel Medical College/Pennsylvania State University

  • 7 years

  • $18,454 tuition (in state)

**Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $59,560 tuition (in state)

Tulane University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $58,850

UC Riverside School of Medicine*

  • 8 years

  • $11,442

**University of Central Florida College of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $6,379 tuition (in state)

**University of Florida College of Medicine

  • 7 years

  • $6,380 tuition (in state)

**University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

  • 7 or 8 years

  • $52,080 tuition (in state)

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

  • 7 years

  • $5,069 tuition

**Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

  • 8 years

  • $14,710 tuition (in state)

  • In-state residents given preference or students from certain partner colleges only

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