Seven Year Medical Programs

Last Updated: 03/17/15

About Seven Year Medical Programs

Seven year medical programs (also called BS/MD programs) are special degree options offered by some colleges that allow you to get your bachelor’s degree and your MD in only seven years, instead of the normal eight. They usually offer guaranteed admission to medical school after your third year of college, provided you maintain certain academic standards during those first three years. You then complete the normal four years of medical school and those medical school courses apply toward both your bachelor’s degree and your MD.

Many people apply for these programs and they have become quite competitive recently due to the huge advantage of a guaranteed medical school acceptance. If you apply to one of these programs, be sure to have a strong GPA and standardized test scores. You may also have to write essays about your interest in medicine and attend an interview. Many times, the same guidelines for applying to medical school can be used for applying to seven year programs. See our guide to transfer from Canada and medical school interview guide for more information. The application process for seven year medical programs is significantly more difficult than a normal undergraduate program, but the reward is considerable – guaranteed acceptance to medical school and finishing a year early (saving valuable time and money).

These programs are not for everyone. You must be prepared to work hard – you will be completing your prerequisites for medical school admission in three years instead of four! It will be much more difficult to have a traditional college experience with a strong social life. You should not apply to seven year medical programs if you are not sure you want to be a doctor. If you have any doubt, enrolling in a normal pre med program and taking time to do shadowing and volunteering is a better option. This way you can gain more exposure to medicine and decide if it is truly the right field for you.

Colleges that Offer Seven Year Medical School Programs

The following is our most current list of accelerated and combined BS/MD medical school programs. Some of these programs are seven year medical school programs and some are eight years. As you can see, some medical schools have programs in association with other universities. Check their websites for information on each specific program.

  • Albany Medical College – programs with Union College, Siena College, Rensselaer Polytechnic University
  • Baylor University College of Medicine – programs with Rice University, Baylor University
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • City College of New York Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences – programs with St Bonaventure University, Claremont McKenna College, Colgate University, Franklin & Marshall College, George Mason University, Hampden-Sydney College, Knox College, Lyon College, Rowan University, Scripps College, St. Bonaventure University, University of Maryland
  • Howard University College of Medicine
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jefferson Medical College – program with Pennsylvania State University
  • Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Northeastern Ohio Medical University – programs with The University of Akron, Kent State University and Youngstown State University.
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Rush Medical College
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical School
  • State University of New York Downstate Medical Center – programs with Brooklyn College, Polytechnic University, The College of Staten Island
  • Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine
  • Temple University School of Medicine – programs with Duquesne University, Washington & Jefferson
  • College, and Widener University.
  • Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences School of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine – programs with Tufts University, Brandeis University, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, and Northeastern University
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine
  • University of Cincinnati College of MedicineUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • University of Hawaii – Manoa
  • University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- New Jersey Medical School – programs with Boston University (NJ residents only), Drew University, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Richard Stockton College, College of New Jersey, Montclair State University, Rutgers University
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – program with Rutgers University
  • University of Miami School of Medicine
  • University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine
  • University of Nevada School of Medicine
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of South Florida College of Medicine – programs with University of Central Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southern University, Stetson University, University of West Florida
  • University of Texas Medical Schools – programs with UT-Austin, UT-Dallas, UT-San Antonio, UT-Brownsville, UT-El Paso, and UT-Pan American
  • University of Toledo School of Medicine
  • Virgina Commonwealth Univeristy
  • Washington University in St.Louis School of Medicine
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine