Fish3715

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Hello, I'm new here.

Anyway, I not exactly pre-med...more like pre-college. Therefore, I was wondering do you guys recommend the 7-8 year programs that guarantees med. school admission (i.e. HMPE at Northwestern, Rochester's early medical scholars program, even UIC's program)? Also, what colleges offer these programs? I get the impression that what med. school you go to isn't as important as whether you get in or not.
 

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I'm not going to recommend either way. The programs give you a little safety net so that you don't have to worry as much about getting into med school while in college, which is good. Although this safety net may make you study less and get bad habits before med school. Most programs allow you to still apply to other med schools while in the program.

A good number of schools have these programs. Most if not all are listed in the AMCAS book Medical School Requirements which you could probably find at your library.

Anyway, here's a bunch that I can think of off the top of my head:

George Washington
Northwestern
Brown
Boston U
Virginia Commonwealth
Case Western Reserve
U Rochester
 
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Get yourself a copy of MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS (MSAR), a publication of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Chapter 10 will accurately answer your question.

I haven't looked, but perhaps you can get more information from the AAMC website. Try www.aamc.org

AAMC sells copies at $25 + 5$ shipping. AAMC, Section for Publication Orders, 2450 N Street, Northwest, Washington DC 20037.

Phone: 202 828 0416

FAX: 202 828 1123

The rest of the information in the MSAR will also be very useful to you.
 

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They're useful, if nothing else. I'm doin Virginia Commonwealth's one, so, it's a nice safety net. GPA requirement is high, but no MCATs are often a nice perk. VCU is an 8 year program, btw. 7 years I hear good things about. 6 years...:eek:
 

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I'm in the B.A./M.D. program at UIC. Being in this type of program has its good points and bad. Good because I can apply out to better school but still have a safety net. Bad because being already accepted into medical school can make you pretty lazy durring your college years. :) UIC's program is pretty good...with lots of support..but the competition on getting in is becoming stiffer....now the avg entering ACT score is 34!!..and you have to be an IL resident too.
 
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