So I unfortunately did not get accepted into any of the schools (MD or DO) that I applied to this past cycle. My stats were a bit average, 3.5 GPA and 504 MCAT, so it wasn’t too surprising. I will be taking my MCAT again but I also applied to masters programs and was accepted at Brown for biotech and Boston University for their smp in medical science. Due to a scholarship I received, Brown is $23000 cheaper than BU and I am questioning which program would benefit my application more. The BU program is basically a watered down version of M1, but I have been told it is incredibly difficult to be successful as the med students are graded on pass/fail while the masters is by letter grade. I'm not sure how relevant the biotech degree would be, but I would have the opportunity to do research for both years and I can choose to emphasize the bio in biotech with the classes I take. Would Brown still be worth it even if it isn't directly medicine related?