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Conditional acceptance??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Brownskinladee, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. Brownskinladee

    Brownskinladee New Member

    Mar 10, 2002
    Washington, DC
    There are some medical schools out there that will conditionally accept applicants without them taking the MCAT yet, as long as they meet specific requirements. I'm not talking about BS/MD programs. One example is a program at Univ. of Alabama. They automatically offer interviews to students who do well in certain summer programs. Well, my question is- are there other schools that offer conditional acceptance/ interview granting besides BS/MD programs?
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  3. pre-hawkdoc

    pre-hawkdoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    i know a guy that was accepted to des moines osteopathic after his jr. year, provided that he scored XX on the MCAT (i'm not sure what their specific requirement was, but it was </= 31). i'm not sure if this is the kinda thing you're looking for, but it's the only example i know of.
  4. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Mt Sinai has a "Humanities and Medicine" Program that accepts students their sophomore year without taking any science classes. This year Sinai opened it up to all schools, in the past it was only open to 5 of them.

    Tufts also has such a program, although not limited to Humanities majors. This program may depend on what undergrad you go to (it might only be with my school, I don't know)
  5. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92' 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    Brown has such a program. But I think you do have to take the MCAT though....or maybe it is the SAT. Call and ask them.
  6. Original

    Original Ogori-Magongo Warrior 7+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Rice/Baylor has such a program. Those programs are called Early medical school acceptance programs (EMSAPs). They accept their students from highschool. FYI the one at UAB does not require that the students take the MCAT. All they need to do is maintain a 3.5 sci (?) and off to med school after graduation.

    UAB's MMEP on the other hand, gives conditional interviews to outstanding participants who make a certain score on the MCAT.
  7. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2001
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by altaskier:
    <strong>Brown has such a program. But I think you do have to take the MCAT though....or maybe it is the SAT. Call and ask them.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">There are only 3 ways to get into Brown. 1. PLME: Program in Liberal Medical Education. You apply directly from high school and do 4 years undergrad, 4 years medical school, with no MCAT required. This is where the majority of students come from. 2. Linkage program. Brown has an arrangement w/post-bacc programs (most notably Bryn Mawr) where students apply when they start their post-bacc and are given a conditional acceptance. MCAT is required. 3. Dartmouth exchange. Students do 2 years at Dartmouth med and then 2 years at Brown.
  8. Wednesday

    Wednesday Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Some organized post-bacc programs have linkage progams, which allow students to apply before they complete their second year of post-bacc (and before the MCAT) to one medical school. It's kind of like early decision. Then they are given conditional acceptance, provided they complete their remaining coursework and score resonably well on the MCAT (often ~27). These programs have the advantage of cutting out the lag year for post-baccs. The disadvantage is that they applicant does not get to choose from as many schools as they might have through the regular application process. As locitamd mentioned, Brown has linkage arrangements with two post-bacc progams, Bryn Mawr and Columbia. Columbia has at least five other schools that it links with. At least in the case of Columbia, I believe that you have to do your entire post-bacc at Columbia through their formal program to be considered for these linkage programs.

    BTW P&S does not have linkage arrangement with Columbia post-bacc.
  9. locitamd

    locitamd Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2001
    Thanks Wednesday! And I'll add that Penn also has a linkage program w/(approx) 5 schools. There is a caveat however with Penn's linkage program. Students must be accepted to the Pre-Health post-bacc program, not the Special Sciences program. The former is for students how have not previously completed their pre-med req's, while the latter is for those who are just looking to improve/supplement their record. (If you want more details, let me know - but I doubt everyone is interested in this)

    The good thing about doing a linkage from a post-bacc program is that 1. NO AMCAS! (need I even list a second reason?) 2. the pressure to perform on the MCAT is seriously diminished. 3. you save a year by eliminating the gap year.

    aight, I've rambled long enough...

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