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Has anyone been accepted with a BAAS degree?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Loyofosho, 05.19.14.

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  1. Loyofosho

    Loyofosho

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    Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker but this is my first time posting.

    I'm wondering if any of you out there have been accepted to an MD school with a Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, or maybe know someone who has. I absolutely know that Medical Schools accept any bachelor's degree, but my husband doesn't believe that a BAAS degree would ever be accepted, and challenged me to find a single example of it happening. Major kudos to anyone who can help me win this one.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. gonnif

    gonnif Only 1425 Days Until Next Presidential Election Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    If you have a bachelors, however it is listed, the medical schools dont care. In my decade of doing this I have never heard of any student being denied because of funky degree. I have assisted BFA's in getting into medical school. Virtually any medical school website will, after the 90 credit rule disclaimer, say a bachelor's degree is preferred. They DONT say a BS or BA or anything just a bachelor's. Give your hubby a dope slap!
     
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    I emailed a few admissions depts just to get a feel for what they thought of it too. So far only Baylor College of Medicine responded saying an applicant would be unlikely to be accepted with a BAAS. I was surprised to hear that!
     
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    theSmurfette 7+ Year Member

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    Just make sure it is from a college or university that is regionally accredited. http://www.chea.org/Directories/regional.asp If it has only national accreditation, the degree would not be acceptable to most, if not all, medical schools.
     
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