I'm a junior at a top high school in California and was accepted to USC's resident honors program for enrollment fall 2017.
However, should I wait next year for Brown PLME, Dartmouth and other BSMD programs? THe USC program is not a bs/md but would allow me to start med school a year early.
Here are my stats
GPA 4.0 uw, 4.8 weighted
Courseload: AP Biology, AP Physics, APUSH, AP Environmental Science, AP Language, AP Psychology, AP Art History
SAT 1560, PSAT 1510, SAT II math level 2 800
ECS: internships in biomedical research from freshman year, competitive paid life science internship last year and this year, provisional patent, first author publication, science fair awards, original research published in national conference, president of multiple clubs including GWC and bone marrow drive, volunteer at arts workshop and free clinic, planning on completing EMT training this summer.
Some downsides to the USC program would be having to complete requirements for graduation this summer
My first choice school would be Brown but that's a longshot for everyone.
Should I take this or wait a year and see if I have better options?