2 years ago
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Can someone please explain the concept of direct medical programs to me?

I'm an upcoming senior in high school currently researching majors and programs to apply to for the future. I've heard of people getting accepted into direct med programs, and that significantly lowering their tuition, time, and efforts of medical school overtime. Can someone go more in depth on the programs and their pro/cons? Thank you!


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2 years ago

I’m not qualified for an in depth review but essentially it’s a very competitive (I believe it’s like 10% admitted) freshman program that fasts tracks you to medical school and is garunteed admission assuming you maintain a gpa and a few other requirements. You also I believe usually have 1 less year of schooling. It’s also requires a very strong applicant it’s not super flexible to switch out of if I remember correctly. And there is a higher “standard” of academic work think like an honors program at Harvard versus a community college college calculus class it’s more or less the same content but the rigor.

Also this is what I understand about it and hopes this helps


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