The ultimate guide to BS/MD programs

Recorded Tuesday, November 30 at 11:00 PM

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About this livestream


Learn about what it takes to get accepted to guaranteed admission medical programs (BS/MD programs) and whether a BS/MD program is right for you.

Yesh Datar, a current medical student in Boston University's BS/MD program, will walk through the basics of BS/MD programs and what the applications process for these programs looks like. He'll also walk through a comparison of the BS/MD and pre-med tracks and walk through the types of admissions profiles that are likely to be successful in BS/MD admissions.

He'll also open up the floor for a Q&A about anything and everything related to BS/MD programs.

Your host

Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
9:44@Ireneswval:Which programs no longer exist?
15:10@katikan:BS/MD are less expensive overall?
20:30@katikan:Do I need to be really good at Biology, chemistry and physics for a medical track?
20:53@Arvind:Can i apply to Rice/Baylor and Baylor/Baylor as separate applications?
32:57@idk-:Is it possible to find acceptance rates for BS/MD programs?
33:20@Ireneswval:Do these programs require separate applications for each?
35:05@sarika:If my school does not have AP course, should I self study and do the AP exam?
37:11@sarika:If I have a 4 in AP bio, should I re-take to try for a perfect 5?
37:28@tinsae:do the ap science courses credit travel to colleges so that we dont have to take the course during college?
37:52@rvummadi:what if your school doesn't offer physics? does honors pre-cal compensate for calc my rank is 12/30 and i attend a charter school- so i'm top 40%. would universities care about this?
38:38@pptl:how many extracurriculars that are extraordinary (have 2 or 3 parts of the 3 parts you mentioned) should a bs/md applicant have?
39:20@katikan:What is the %acceptance rate for regular premed track?
39:55@tejpreet:Is SAT or ACT more beneficial for the program?
47:09@rvummadi:will you share these slides with us?
55:31@Ireneswval:Will dual enrollment classes from a JR college be accepted or noted on the app?
56:03@rvummadi:on the boston bs/md program website, i didn't see anything regarding SAT.. i might be incorrect, so please correct me
56:38@Afafi:UIC also had an accelerated program.. is this same as BS/MD..?
57:06@sarika:how can we sign up with college vine?
57:47@pptl:are AP classes and classes taken at colleges weighted equivalently from an admissions standpoint?
58:38@sarika:and are you that expert or could that be anyone assigned to you
59:00@anahas2332:If I have gotten published in an economic journal but do not wish to heavily pursue economics, does that hold any weight?
59:30@tinsae:how did your interviews go(if you had any)? any inside tips?
60:42@sarika:there are reserach opportunities fr which you pay a fee. is it worth?
61:38@pptl:Would getting B+'s in Hr. Alg. II and Pre-Calc weigh down my application if get an A/B in AP Calc BC?
62:19@pptl:is it OK to have 2-3 B's in honor courses (out of 4) if I have gotten all A's in my 4 AP classes? (including bio and chem) Or is overall GPA more important than individual classes?
62:33@Afafi:Is the UKMC a 6year program a good one.. people say it is too rigorous which is not advisable
63:37@idk-:Is it bad if I have quantity over quality in extracurriculars because I switched high schools twice?
64:19@pptl:Can research be counted on applications if it has not gotten published?
64:28@akandula:Are there any more uncommon interview questions that you would recommend preparing for? Was your Rochester interview an MMI or Standard?
65:36@anahas2332:Personally, would you want to have taken the BS and then MD (tradition) program or stay with the BSMD?


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