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 may be provided for no more than four years of medical school contingent upon successful academic
performance as defined in the BS/MD policies and procedures
- Option to participate in honors programs
It is imperative that applicants review the policy and procedure for complete guidelines on program eligibility and ongoing requirements.
This program is designed for highly motivated West Virginia high school students who have achieved the following criteria during their high school careers:
- Applicant must be a West Virginia resident. Residency status will be determined by the Marshall University residency guidelines.
- You MUST be a US citizen or have a permanent resident visa at the time of application.
- Minimum composite ACT of 30 or an SAT composite equivalent 1390 minimum from a single test date, and a minimum ACT math score of 27 (SAT equivalent 630 minimum), from the same test date as the qualifying composite score. This program does not accept super scoring or any form of combining parts of ACT/SAT scores from different tests.
- Applicants must have a minimum unweighted high school grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale at the end of their junior year of high school with the expectation that the applicant maintain academic success through their high school graduation.
- Applicants must complete and submit an application by the application deadline.
- Three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted by the deadline, at least two of which must be from high school teachers who have had the candidates in class and are familiar with their academic performance. Options for the third letter could include someone who has supervised you in a community, volunteer or work experience.
- Applicants must take a situational judgment test in the format as established each year for the program, and prior to the deadline as required by the program.
- 2023-2024 Situational judgement test will be the Acuity Insights - Casper.
- Information about the Casper can be found here.
- Students must declare a biology major
- Students must achieve an overall cumulative college GPA 3.50 and
cumulative combined GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math
(BCPM) of 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 may receive a tuition waiver for no more than four years contingent upon successful academic performance as defined in the BS/MD policies and procedures. 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/