<p>In general, would you say that admissions for combined medical program are just about as hard as ivy league school admissions? Is the extra-cirricular record less important and can an outstanding interview make up for a modest extra-cirricular record?</p>

<p>Don't know answer to question one but I would venture to say that they are similar in difficulty. For question 2, interviews matter a lot but sats and gpa are also a big consideration. Your ecs don't have to be extravagant but they should include some medically related things.</p>

<p>I would actually say harder. Admit rate for Harvard is 8% (more or less), for NW HPME, it's 5%.</p>

<p>What about for UMDNJ's 7 year program? This is my 1st choice and is the reason for my dropping ED Columbia.</p>

<p>Could someone explain to me what a combined med program exactly is? I'm a little confused.</p>


Could someone explain to me what a combined med program exactly is? I'm a little confused.


When a student applies to a combined medical, the student is essentially applying to both the undergrad school and the med school. Once accepted, as long as they maintain a certain standard (ie. minimum 3.5 GPA) and complete the pre-med courses, they are guarenteed a spot in med school (they might have to take the MCAT, although that will depend on the individual program) Some programs are accelerated, and it will take only 6 or 7 years to complete both degrees.</p>

<p>ahh, thanks CDN.</p>

<p>A followup:</p>

<p>how does the cost of a program like that work? If the college would normally have granted X dollars for the first 4 years, will they still grant it or is it a completely different process? Also, what are typical acceptance rates into a med school at the school you are attending if you are NOT in a program, and is the program an obligation to attend the med school?(example, if I were at Emory and wanted to attend med school at Emory as well, without being in a program)</p>

<p>yes they will still grant it for undergrad</p>

<p>It depends. I know that the Penn State program will not grant financial aid for the undergrad years, because their theory is that you're already saving 2 years of tuition (Penn State has a 6 year program, where you spend 2 years in undergrad, and 4 years in med school)</p>

<p>However, most programs will grant you financial aid (merit and need based), and it would be the same process as regular undergrad.</p>

<p>Can anyone else offer an answer to the original question from the first post of this thread?</p>


<p>i hope so :></p>

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