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Programs connected to specific med schools that significantly help one get in.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Karina 07, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Karina 07

    Karina 07 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

    May 1, 2006

    Wondering if we could start a list of programs connected to med schools which help one get in there when applying later. Maybe add a note about how effective the program is when writing up about it?

    E.g. BU has that graduate program. (But I don't know much about it so I don't feel qualified to comment; just trying to give an example.)
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  3. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    I think you're referring to Post Bacc/SMP programs associated with given medical schools. Check that forum for an exhaustive list.
  4. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

    Dec 4, 2005
    Right behind you
    Dr. Bowtie,

    I've been curious about this for a while. Are you the same guy as BrettBachelor or whatever his username used to be?
  5. Karina 07

    Karina 07 Banned Banned 5+ Year Member

    May 1, 2006
    Sort of... but some don't really give one an edge in applying at that place's school, whereas others feed right in... and I thought maybe there might be other programs out there that I don't know about that aren't Post Bacc/SMP programs that still have a history of really helping with admissions to particular schools (e.g. even a volunteering program at a particular hospital which happens to essentially feed people into some program), so I thought to ask for any leads. Clearly this is an area I don't know much about, but I thought someone might have some stories.
  6. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Never heard of any volunteering program as you describe. Obviously "who you know" can be a help, so you can conceivably gain some advantage working with folks who know deans, but other than BA-MD/postbac/SMP/graduate programs there are no specific feeder programs into med schools I am aware of. As the former Mr Batchelor suggested, you are likely talking about "linkage" programs, and will find more info on that in the postbac forum. Good luck.

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