I was wondering if anyone did the U Penn special science program? What are your thought? Did they have an HPAC committee? Did you get into med school? Do they feed only into particular med schools?
. Why? Because, after completing their program and maintaining a certain GPA as well as obtaining a 28 MCAT score (don't remember exact score, check website), I am guranteed admittance into a medical school via the linkage program.
Thanks for the correction Wed.Originally posted by Wednesday
Don't know about Tufts, but I PROMISE that you are NOT guaranteed any medical school admittance through the Columbia post-bacc program. Linkage is a way to skip the lag year, kind of like early decision, but you still have to apply to the program you are interested in.
If I were you, I would go visit the Penn program (and any other programs you are interested in) and talk to the students participating in them. There are many threads on this topic here. Search, search, search! And good luck.