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Please tell me any 6-year medical school program

zzzsleepzzzzzzsleepzzz Registered User Posts: 46 Junior Member
edited March 2010 in College Search & Selection
Ask the thread title mentioned, please tell me any college that has 6-year medical school program in which you can be a doctor directly after 6-year study (without going through undergraduate and taking MCAT). So far, all I know is that Rice-Baylor and Northwestern have these programs. Any other place?
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Replies to: Please tell me any 6-year medical school program

  • collegeparentcollegeparent Registered User Posts: 892 Member
    Check out Boston University.
  • my-3-sonsmy-3-sons Registered User Posts: 2,796 Senior Member
    You should go to the CC discussion home page and check out the pre-med multiple degree programs forum. Lots of good info.
  • theoneotheoneo Registered User Posts: 6,934 Senior Member
    TCNJ. My friend got a full ride. She turned down Brown for it.

    I know someone else who went to Rutgers and then the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ). I think they have a partnership, so if you get admitted to the program, you go to Rutgers first, then UMDNJ without taking the MCAT or anything.
  • collegeparentcollegeparent Registered User Posts: 892 Member
    Along the lines of what theoneo said, know of a student last year who turned down Stanford for the BU med program.
  • ariesathenaariesathena Registered User Posts: 5,087 Senior Member
    Davidson, I think.
  • elizabethelizabeth Registered User Posts: 221 Junior Member
  • lanie22lanie22 Registered User Posts: 145 Junior Member
    UMKC (University of Missouri - Kansas City) has a 6-year med program, and St. Louis University has a 7-year program, I think.
  • rizingphoenix06rizingphoenix06 Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    Brown has a program where you don't apply to med school but i don't think it is accelerated at all. it's called PLME (something liberal medical education)
  • dpateldpatel Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    Penn State University
  • tarkmantarkman Registered User Posts: 76 Junior Member
    I am a parent, and a physician. I would say that most students, at the age of 17 ( when they make the decision to accept , most are not 18 ) do not really know why they want to become a physician ( don't forget, going to these schools imply that you have chosen the career path PERMANENTLY ). Most students are motivated by the prestige of being a physician,and the parental ( stress parental ) pride that comes from going to medical school. This country's medical system needs good,self-motivated physicians.

    I am also voluntary faculty at a med school, one with a 6 yr program ( but I don't sit on the admissions committee ).

    I went through 4 years of premed at a top US News and WR university, and consider it to have been a major galvanizing experience . There are learning opportunities there( not necessarily academic ) there for any capable student, one not available when you go to a 6 yr program. Although in the 6 yrs, you're into that med school on day 1, you have to still complete undergrad at THAT institution.

    Consider this, firstly, the 6 yr med students are usually in a glass cage when they go to that school, the undergrads don't know how to relate to them, and the regular med students too, because they are always part time on each campus, and have a different curriculum , and different advisors. Thus , their friends are limited to those in the program, maybe, 10 per year. Compare that to an undergrad class of 1000-2000. I know, because that's the way we saw those students when our school used to have a 7 yr program ( they got rid of it, much to their credit ). I took a class with these 6-7yr students, along with some undergrad friends of mine, the professor was a distinguished professor emeritus of the med school. Guess what, all the undergrads got As, and the 6 yrs got Bs. Shows motivation, and learning, I feel. Those 6yr med students were not pressured to get the grades, because they were already IN ! They squandered the opportunity to learn. Actually, they were robbed of the opportunity.Competition is a GOod thing.

    Some premeds didn't make it, the college experience helped them decide that. That is necessary, in our system of education. I consider not getting into med school a learning experience, (albeit a sometimes difficult one ), one that should not be short circuited.

    Look at the list of 6 yr programs. None are prestigious medical schools ( yes,Brown and Northwestern are NOT prestigious MED schools, look em up ), and all but 2 are at prestigious colleges. Worse,at Sophie Davis' 6 yr, you go to the CUNY campus , Stonybrook, you go to a SUNY campus (along with 40,000 other students).

    Most of these schools added a 6 yr program in order to get students that normally wouldn't have gone there. Would you go to Meharry or CUNY over HYP, Penn, Wash U? I hope not.

    If the student is talented enough to get into a top USNWR undergrad college, as most of them are, on this thread, then they are talented enough to successfully navigate the premed curriculum, and get into med school the usual way.

    I am counseling my daughter to not apply to these programs. She wants a career in biology, possibly medicine, has SATS 1 & 2 in the 760s, and is in the top 2-3% of her class at a well known HS. I want her to learn ( academically, intellectually, and interpersonally) for the benefit of HER future, not mine.
  • ERinspiredERinspired Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Most of the posts I have read deal with accelerated MD combined programs. Does anyone know if there are accelerated DO combined programs?
  • JasonHoyaJasonHoya Registered User Posts: 477 Member
    I have a friend at Sophie Davis, just finishing his 5th year. It's a 7 year program, not a 6 year program. I also have a friend at Brooklyn College's BS/MD program (8 year, basically guaranteed admission to SUNY Downstate Med). She was valedictorian in our high school and chose that over Cornell. Northwestern Med is also a prestigious medical school, and if we use USNews as a ranking system, it's just under Weill Cornell.

    Many students do drop pre-med while in college (typically after freshman or fall of sophomore year when organic chemistry comes up ;) ). However at the top colleges, I would say a majority of students that start out pre-med continue with it. Not everyone gets in on the first try, as two of my roommates are currently in a Masters of Physiology program designed to get students into medical school.

    I chose not to apply to any 6 or 7 year programs because I wanted the traditional college experience, as well as the traditional medical school experience. When you're in med school, it's like high school where you have a small number of people in each class and you have class with the same people, and get to know them. I personally like being with them from the beginning, instead of being thrown into 3rd year rotations with people that have known each other for 2 years already. However this is fine for the many people that complete such programs.

    At least at Sophie Davis, students need to maintain a certain GPA in their courses (higher for medical courses) to remain in the program and to match for medical schools.

    You don't need to go to a top medical school to be a physician. I work with an EM pediatrician that did a combined degree program at Miami, and she wouldn't trade the experience at all, and of course she made it.

    To the OP, for all of the combined degree or accelerated programs, you still have to go through some level of undergraduate education before you begin the medical courses. Some omit the MCAT, some don't.

    ERinspired, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia has a combined degree program with PCOM (DO), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Not sure if it's accelerated though.
  • munaza alimunaza ali Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    hello everyone, i am a high school student, i want to be a doctor. i was searching for combined studies, i found some links, can anyone tell me that what are the bad and things about 6or 7 years combined study program. becausei 'm plannig to aply in that combined study program afetri finish high school. please help me. i am confuse.
  • Undclrd StdntUndclrd Stdnt Registered User Posts: 272 Junior Member
    I think there is a six year M.D. at Lehigh then Drexel.
    If you are truly Dougie Houser, then go for it. If you don't want to put your patients before your family - that is what doctors do - then take your time.
  • noimaginationnoimagination Registered User Posts: 7,054 Senior Member
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