I don't think there are any SMPs that restrict med school admission to the top 10% of their SMP students. Like you, people wouldn't want to take a risk like that. Generally, SMPs are 2/3 of the first year of med school, with expectations that you'll do better than the med school average.I have a 3.4gpa and a 3.25sgpa, a 30MCAT and I may retake and hope for a 33? (I think i can do better). I applied to schools but I feel like this cycle isnt going well and I will probably not be enrolled in med school next year. I have decided that an SMP is too high risk. Is a masters in biomedical sciences (for example UMDNJ) pretty much the same thing as an SMP? Is it easier to do well? Im not looking for an easy way out, and I think that I can succeed in medical school, but I dont want the pressure of having to take medical school classes for a year and feel like my only chance of getting into medical school is to perform in the top 10% of medical students affiliated with that SMP. From my understanding, those are the requirements to be successful in an SMP.