The Ultimate Guide to BS/MD Programs

Recorded Thursday, September 17 at 09:00 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, discuss the differences between BS/MD and BS/DO, 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.
0:00@mimi:Is there a BA/MD program as well?
6:04@debosky1:Do they BSMD programs for Transfer student?
6:59@mimi:Does BSMD or BAMD are all 3-year undergraduate and 4-year medical school?
22:42@anonymous:Do all university with medical school have Early Assurance Program?
23:25@anonymous:In an early assurance program, would you have to take 4 years after deciding in undergrad (AKA 6 years in undergrad) or does it take the same amount of time overall (8 years for both undergrad and med school)?
24:06@anonymous:Is it guaranteed acceptance to medical school?no MCAT needed?
24:18@debosky1:Is there a discount for bsmd students?
25:00@debosky1:How can you mantain a bsmd workload and a social life?
62:55@KellyRosendo:What happens if you apply and get into a BSMD program, but then realize that’s not the right path for you?
64:10@anonymous:Is Pre-med an regular application?
65:03@anonymous:how do you get clinical experience in these times?
67:06@debosky1:how many shcool should you apply to considering the workload
71:23@Evie:Would it be better to apply to undergrad schools and pursue the normal (8-year) track if you are not as competitive for these programs as a senior?
72:37@anonymous:does BU need a SAT subject test in language in addition to sciences
73:52@TimHortons:If I'm in IB, do you still reccommend taking sat ll ? since ib marks are regulated?
74:27@samueljasperdavid:Do we save time with a bs md program?
75:54@mimi:High science GPA: Do I have to have Biology courses? 3-5 hours/week: Is it 52 weeks/year or just 35 weeks/year?
78:39@TimHortons:will we have to name which physicians specifically we shadowed (and provide proof)?
79:18@anonymous:Are BS/MD programs binding (do you have to attend if you are accepted)?
82:27@anonymous:WASHU also cancelled the BS/MD program this year.


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