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What Is a BS/MD Program?

BS/MD programs are a great opportunity for aspiring doctors, but what exactly do they entail? One expert has the answer on these unique medical offerings.

Todd JohnsonTodd Johnson
Founder and President
College Admissions Partners
Bachelor's of Science/Doctor of Medicine programs allow seniors in high school to apply to college and medical school right from high school. There are about 80 of these programs throughout the United States. These programs last from six to eight years, depending on the program. As you might expect, these are some of the most competitive programs in the country, with acceptance rates below 10%. While very competitive, they are a great option for students who have an early commitment to becoming a doctor. You may also see these programs referred to as direct medical programs, so don't overlook that in your research of potential schools and programs. 

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