The Marshall University BS/MD program allows students to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine program in an accelerated seven-year program with:
- No MCAT required
- Guaranteed acceptance into medical school upon successful completion of program requirements
- Tuition waiver for the medical school portion of the program
- Option to participate in honors programs
This program is designed for highly motivated West Virginia high school students who have achieved the following criteria during their high school careers:
- Minimum composite ACT of 30 or SAT composite equivalent 1330 minimum from Critical Reading and Math from a single test date prior to March 2016: or an SAT composite equivalent 1390 minimum from a single test date after March 2016, and a minimum math score of 27 (SAT equivalent 610 for test dates prior to March 2016; SAT equivalent 630 minimum for test dates after March 2016 or higher), from the same test date as the qualifying composite score.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
- Three letters of reference/recommendation, at least two of which must be from high school teachers who have had the applicant in class and are familiar with the applicant's academic performance
- On-campus interview
- Students must declare a biology major
- Students must achieve an overall cumulative college GPA 3.50 by the end of the three years of the undergraduate portion of the program.
- Students must successfully complete at least 26 credit hours during each academic undergraduate year and remain in good academic standing.
- Students participate in enrichment programs offered during the three years of the undergraduate program.
Students will follow an accelerated undergraduate program in biological sciences. Students successfully completing their first year of medical school will receive their bachelor’s degrees.
Students must meet all admissions requirements established by the medical school in accordance with the BS/MD program.
Financing Your Education
Students will receive a tuition waiver for four years of medical school. Undergraduate tuition, fees and other medical school expenses (books, etc.) are the responsibility of the student. Students are encouraged to explore financial aid resources available through these websites: http://www.marshall.edu/sfa/ and http://jcesom.marshall.edu/students/financial-assistance/