Get into Medical School as a High School Senior

Get into Medical School as a High School Senior

For students who want to be doctors, undergraduate admissions is only the beginning of the scary admissions process. Medical schools are notoriously difficult to gain acceptance to and can cause students high amounts of anxiety. Over 50 colleges and universities in the United States, however, offer early acceptance to medical school for high school seniors. Sometimes, these programs will even allow students to finish medical school in 6 or 7 years instead of the typical 8. That comes to a net savings of close to $100,000 along with significantly reduced stress.

Typically, these programs are not binding agreements. If a student decides she doesn’t want to attend medical school or wants to apply to a different medical school, the programs permit it (though you should check with each individual school). These dual degree programs largely serve as a safety net for their students.

Take a look at the programs below. About 1/4 of them don’t require the MCAT, the notoriously difficult medical school acceptance test. Many of these programs are competitive but others accommodate a wide range of motivated learners. The colleges range from the most selective, Brown University, to smaller schools like Rosemont College which has a partnership with Drexel University School of Medicine.

Accelerated Programs

  1. Boston University
  2. Boston University/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  3. City College of New York Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/various medical schools — no MCAT
  4. College of New Jersey/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  5. Drew University/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  6. Drexel University
  7. George Washington University — no MCAT
  8. Howard University
  9. Kent State University/ Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine
  10. Lehigh University/Drexel University
  11. New Jersey Institute of Technology/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  12. Penn State University/Thomas Jefferson University
  13. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Albany Medical College — no MCAT
  14. Richard Stockton College/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  15. Rutgers University/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  16. Stevens Institute of Technology/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  17. University of Akron/ Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine
  18. University of Miami
  19. University of Missouri Kansas City — no MCAT
  20. University of Nevada
  21. University of Toledo — no MCAT
  22. Villanova University/Drexel University
  23. Youngstown State University/Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine — no MCAT

8 Year Programs

  1. Baylor University — no MCAT
  2. Brooklyn College City University of New York/SUNY Downstate Medical
  3. Brown University — no MCAT
  4. Caltech University/UC San Diego — no MCAT
  5. Case Western Reserve University — no MCAT
  6. Duquesne University/Temple University
  7. East Carolina University — no MCAT
  8. Grambling State University/Meharry Medical College
  9. Indiana State University
  10. Kean University/Drexel University 
  11. Michigan Tech University/Wayne State University
  12. Monmouth University/Drexel University
  13. Montclair State University/UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
  14. Muhlenberg College/Drexel University
  15. Northern Michigan University/Wayne State University
  16. Northwestern University
  17. Prairie View A & M University/ University of Texas at Galveston
  18. Rice University/Baylor University — no MCAT
  19. Robert Morris University/Drexel University
  20. Rosemont College/Drexel University
  21. Siena College/Albany Medical College — no MCAT
  22. St. Bonaventure University/George Washington University
  23. St. Louis University
  24. Stony Brook University
  25. Texas A & M International/University of Texas at Galveston
  26. Texas A & M Various colleges
  27. Texas Southern University/University of Texas at Galveston
  28. Union College/Albany Medical College — no MCAT
  29. University of Alabama
  30. UC San Diego — no MCAT
  31. University of Cincinnati
  32. University of Colorado Denver
  33. University of Connecticut at Storrs
  34. University of Houston/Baylor University
  35. University of Illinois Chicago
  36. University of New Mexico
  37. University of Pittsburgh — no MCAT
  38. University of Rochester — no MCAT
  39. University of South Alabama
  40. University of Texas at Brownsville/University of Texas at Galveston
  41. University of Texas at El Paso/University of Texas at Galveston
  42. University of Texas-Pan American/Baylor University
  43. University of Texas Pan American/University of Texas at Galveston
  44. Virginia Commonwealth University — no MCAT
  45. Washington and Jefferson College/Temple University
  46. Washington University in Saint Louis
  47. Wayne State University
  48. Widener University/Temple University

Know of any other baccalaureate/MD programs? Email Hope at hbrinn@thecollegiateblog.com or use the comment box below!