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GWU BS/MD acceptance rate?

Hi, I'm really interested in GWU's BS/MD program and was wondering if anyone knows the acceptance rate for the program? How competitive is it and what can I do to increase my chances of getting in?

6 months ago

The acceptance rate for GWU's BS/MD program is not explicitly published, but as with most BS/MD programs, it's generally quite competitive. These programs typically have acceptance rates well below 10%, with many in the low single-digit range. After all, they are designed for highly motivated students who are certain about their future career in medicine.

To increase your chances of getting in, focus on the following aspects of your application:

1. Academics: Maintain a high GPA, and ensure that you are pursuing a strong course load that demonstrates your commitment to preparing for a rigorous program in science and medicine. Aim for a strong SAT or ACT score. While standardized test scores are not the only factor considered, they do play a significant role in the admissions process - note that George Washington does not require standardized test scores for all undergraduate applicants, but does for BS/MD applicants.

2. Extracurriculars: Participate in activities that showcase your interest in the medical field, such as volunteering at hospitals or clinics and conducting scientific research. Aim for leadership positions in activities or clubs that relate to science, medicine, or community service.

3. Shadowing physicians or interning at medical facilities can also help to strengthen your application by demonstrating your passion for the field and giving you insight into the daily life of a medical professional.

4. Letters of recommendation: Secure strong letters of recommendation from teachers, particularly those in science and math. If possible, ask for recommendations from people who have observed your interest in healthcare and have insight into your potential as a future doctor.

5. Personal statement and essays: Write a compelling personal statement that highlights your passion for medicine, your personal experiences, and your reasons for wanting to pursue a career in this field. Make sure to tailor your essays to the BS/MD program specifically, and explain why the accelerated nature of the program specifically is the best fit for your goals. You don't want to just talk about medical school in general, as that won't show them why you prefer this program over a more traditional track.

Keep in mind that GWU (like other BS/MD programs) is looking for well-rounded applicants who have demonstrated not only strong academic performance, but also genuine dedication to the medical field. Good luck!

6 months ago

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