Would you recommend USF’s 7-year BS-MD program?
@Baller67888 Some will say yes and some will say no.
Answer will be brief similar to your brief question. It all depends on what you or your child background, options and what s/he wants to accomplish in UG or in career.
It is EAP program and not a conditionally guaranteed BS/MD program.
(the main difference is MD interview will be there for EAP programs)
USF has 2 options, one all 4 years in Tampa and the other option is 2 years in Tampa and 2 years in Allentown, PA. If not mistaken USF assigns which option. So some like to be in one place and some don’t mind moving to another location after 2 years.
@Baller67888 While the answer to your question does vary form student to student, @GoldenRock is incorrect with regard to the BS/MD Program. We actually have TWO different types of programs: a 7-Year BS/MD Program with USF MorsaniCOM and an Early Acceptance Program (EAP 4+4 BS/DO) with LECOM Bradenton.
@RealAcadAdvisor It is a matter of individual perspective. At least in this forum, BS/MD conditional guarantee program refers whenever the interview is done before admitting to first year of UG by both the UG program office and the medical college admission office. If the interview is any time after a student matriculates to a UG program, it is called EAP. Agree USF program is a 7 year BS/MD but still it has its own twist.
@GoldenRock: I am the coordinator of the 7-Year BS/MD Program at USF. It is not “a matter of perspective.” The 7-Year Program at USF is not an “EAP program.” An EAP offers a provisional acceptance, as our 4+4 LECOM EAP is designed. The 7-Year BS/MD program at USF is a benchmark-based, conditional BS/MD program; students earn an MCOM interview as they meet benchmarks.
Again, you incorrectly portray our program by stating that, “USF has 2 options, one all 4 years in Tampa and the other option is 2 years in Tampa and 2 years in Allentown, PA.” While this describes the two Morsani COM MD Program Tracks (MD Core and MD SELECT), our 7-Year BS/MD Program is ONLY for MD Core and NOT SELECT.
@RealAcadAdvisor : Do you currently know the true importance of an high SAT score to get into the program? On the website (which I linked below) it says it must be a super-score of 1500 which seems rather high so I’m not quite sure if this is really true… Hopefully someone can clear this up for me.
Thanks in advance
I can clear it up… simply put, it is unlikely (from my historical analysis of student data) for someone with less than a 1500 SAT or 34 ACT to achieve a 515 on the MCAT. So, rather than give false hope, I try to recruit students with those metrics. Can a student with lower metrics achieve a 92% MCAT score? Sure! I’ve seen it happen. But, it is unlikely to happen in an accelerated pathway.
I see, thanks so much for the response I will be sure to try and get that score up then!
Hello, Thank you for the information. We are looking into USF BS/MD program for my son. He got 1580 SAT and has 4.0 UW GPA with high powered high-school curriculum. Our only concern is able to meeting the MCAT 515 benchmark and just want to clarify few questions:
- After 2 years of undergrad, by when do they need to take MCAT?
- Typically how many are enrolled into BS/MD track and how many meet all bench marks.
- For the people who doesn’t meet the above bench mark, what is the acceptance rate of those kids into medical school after their regular 4-year Bachelors.
Thank you in advance.
First, the MCAT benchmark score from Fall 2022 onward will be 516.
Second, students pursuing this Track must have a score by mid-August of Year 3. Interview offers to Early Decision Program (EDP) applicants are made in late August and throughout September.
Third, we typically have about 20-25 students into Year 2 and subsequently taking the MCAT the summer between Year 2 and Year 3. Of that variable number, about 44% have earned the benchmark.
Finally, the overall acceptance numbers for all (including former 7-Year students) students who work directly with Honors advisors (i.e., they follow our advice and strategies) are ~67% for MD programs (the national average is ~44%) and ~76% for DO programs.
Thank you so much for quick response. I really appreciate it.