If you KNOW you want to become a doctor, you may be considering a B A M D or B S M D program. These seven or eight year accelerated medical programs accept students right out of high school and culminate with students achieving both a Bachelor’s degree AND a Doctorate in Medicine. For the pros and cons of these programs, read what Bright Horizons College Coach Admissions Educator Mary Sue Youn has to say in her blog post on the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
by Mary Sue Youn, former admissions officer at Barnard College
Have you always known you wanted to be a doctor? Maybe you have always been fascinated by medicine, or perhaps this is a more recent but intense interest. As you begin your college search, you may become interested in an accelerated medical program where you apply in high school to be admitted to a seven- or eight-year track to obtain both your Bachelor’s degree and your Doctorate in Medicine. But is this type of program the right fit for you?