Applying to medical school with 2 bachelor's degrees?

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    First some background information:

    My college offers a combined degree program in which you stay at this college for 3 or 4 years and earn a BA in any major, and then you're guaranteed transfer admission to Columbia University for another 2 years and earn a BS in any engineering discipline. After you complete this program (which overall will take 5 or 6 years), you will have 2 bachelor's degrees from 2 different colleges (this college and Columbia). And, of course, the guaranteed transfer admission is dependent on if you satisfy all the requirements.

    Now my concerns:

    1) Will medical schools question why I have 2 bachelor's degrees from 2 different colleges (assuming both degrees are related to each other)? What impressions might this give?
    2) If I do a BA in computer science and then a BS in computer science (which I will be able to do if I pursue this program), will this seem strange?
     

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      First some background information:

      My college offers a combined degree program in which you stay at this college for 3 or 4 years and earn a BA in any major, and then you're guaranteed transfer admission to Columbia University for another 2 years and earn a BS in any engineering discipline. After you complete this program (which overall will take 5 or 6 years), you will have 2 bachelor's degrees from 2 different colleges (this college and Columbia). And, of course, the guaranteed transfer admission is dependent on if you satisfy all the requirements.

      Now my concerns:

      1) Will medical schools question why I have 2 bachelor's degrees from 2 different colleges (assuming both degrees are related to each other)? What impressions might this give?
      2) If I do a BA in computer science and then a BS in computer science (which I will be able to do if I pursue this program), will this seem strange?
      1) No. No one will care.

      2) You'll likely to be asked why you did this, but that's it.

      Why would you think that this would be an issue?

      Be forewarned that engineering is a major that kills medical careers, because it usually wrecks GPAs.
       
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