Applying to both MD and SMP at the same school.

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Hello all. I need some advice to help me with my gameplan.
Due to feeling shaky about my acceptance chances when I apply this summer, I will also be applying to SMPs. That said, how would it be viewed by a med school’s adcoms if I applied to both their MD program and their SMP at the same time?
For me, the SMP would function as a safety net. If I don’t get accepted anywhere then I’ll remain in the SMP. If I do get accepted however, I’m dropping it immediately. I’ve heard that dropping an SMP after getting an MD acceptance isn’t bad but any insight on that too would be gladly appreciated!

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Totally fine. Two different applications often with 2 different review processes. We've definitely had students drop up to the start of the program because they got into a med program.
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