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Thread for BSMD Applicants 2019

RedMan108RedMan108 Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
edited December 2018 in Multiple Degree Programs
Please post here if you are applying during the 2018-2019 season.
Post edited by skieurope on

Replies to: Thread for BSMD Applicants 2019

  • futuremd07futuremd07 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    would a 3.89 gpa be competitive?
  • RedMan108RedMan108 Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    @futuremd07 Yes, 3.89 GPA is certainly competitive. However, as you might have seen from 2018 and previous years threads, GPA is just one factor in the big mix. SAT/ACT scores, EA's, volunteering, research etc. play an equally important role. There seem to be no known formulae to get into these programs as various universities look for different aspects, some focus on research while others on volunteer hours etc. Please share your other accomplishments so that the CC experts could share their input. Good luck!
  • bsmd1826bsmd1826 Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    I know quite a few with 4.0 GPA and perfect SAT/ACT who did not even get an interview. So while GPA-ACT/SAT is not everything having good scores is certainly an advantage.
  • ashbabashbab Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    current BSMD results ?
  • chitchat1234chitchat1234 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    Which school offers BSMD beside University of Cincinnati in Ohio? I heard University of Toledo isn't truly a BSMD program? Thank you.
  • blessed101blessed101 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member
    howdy everyone! thanks @RedMan108
  • LizAbraham234LizAbraham234 Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Has anyone heard if the texas tech bs/md program is really competitive? What about Baylor/Baylor? I just want to see what my chances are of getting in and yes, I am aware that only 6 are able to attend the Baylor program.
  • RUARUA Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Almost all of the TX bs/md programs are for Texas residents only. So, if you are a TX resident and even if the program is a competitive you might stand a decent chance given your credentials are decent. Rice/Baylor is the only bs/md open to all other residents.
  • RUARUA Registered User Posts: 30 Junior Member
    Is GWU a better BS/MD program or Boston? Any views?
  • rk2017rk2017 Registered User Posts: 591 Member
    GWU has 2 advantages. 1. Based on my understanding, you are not locked in like other BS/MD programs, at the end of 3 years you can opt out of the program to pursue MD at your place of choice (based on your MCAT and other achievements) 2. The chances of getting financial award (merit) are much higher than at BU.

    However BU's program outshines in all other aspects, the number of candidates that matriculate into the program every year (25-30 vs.10), rigor, reputation, research etc. and is considered one of the "top-tier" programs in the BS/MD realm (though it doesn't really matter)
  • GreenPoisonGreenPoison Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    I agree with the above, BU is pretty handily better than GWU.

    Besides the cost factor (which may not even be the case, since a decent amount of kids in the program supposedly get very, very generous scholarship), I really see no benefit of GWU over BU, especially since BU is consistently judged as a top 25 med school.
  • gallentjillgallentjill Registered User Posts: 1,879 Senior Member
    I'd love to hear if anyone has thoughts on Brooklyn and Hofstra for BSMD.
  • rk2017rk2017 Registered User Posts: 591 Member
    edited June 2018

    If I read correctly what you were saying about the cost factor (at BU), no, not too many kids in the program get generous offers on merit. The rationale, as I remember hearing from some one, is that they don't want to give the kids in the program any more advantage in terms of merit scholarships than the rest of the kids in their 7 schools and keep the rate more or less on par with the rest. Otherwise, the kids in this program, 25-30 of them, all highly meritorious, will bag significant scholarship money at the expense of other programs.

    I would imagine the percentage of kids in the program getting scholarships is no more than at the most twice the overall percentage across all its schools. Of course, if some one in the program qualifies for financial aid, they have similar chances as the rest of the student population.

    In case of GWU, I don't think they make that distinction, since their intake is so small ~10 that it hardly matters even if all of them are given merit awards.
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