Maybe there is a thread somewhere on this forum about this topic, but i was just wondering what you all thought about programs that accept people into medschool when they are still in high school (or soon to graduate). The one in particular that i am thinking of is in wisconsin (Madison) where they let in about 40-50 people while they are still in high school. they just have to maintain a 3.25 GPA and take all the pre-med requirements and they get in when they graduate. NO MCAT either! I know there are other programs like this, and quite honestly, I cannot stand them. To see adcoms put zillions of people through the rigors of an admissions process that realistically (for many) starts thier first year of undergrad, takes them through the MCAT, and finnally the application process itself. I have just thought of all the people with "average" stats (28-30 MCAT, 3.4-3.6 GPA) that do not get accepted to these schools while the schools themselves are letting people in with NO MCAT and a 3.25 in whatever major they want! do these programs exist anywhere else, and am i the only one who thinks they are ridiculous!?