Admissions Process

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply during the sophomore year of college, with the support and recommendation of their premedical advisors.

Admission to the program is based on the academic record, letters of recommendation, scope and quality of college and community activities, and such factors as personality, character, and maturity of the applicant. Competitive applicants are invited to BUSM to be interviewed.  

Requirements include Biology (1 year) with laboratory and General Chemistry (1 year) with laboratory.  In addition to the normal distribution of courses in the humanities and social sciences, applicants are strongly urged to complete the equivalent of one full year of physics (with laboratory) prior to beginning the senior undergraduate year at Boston University.

Students are required to spend the senior year in residence in Boston University housing. Students must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) while in the program, and are required to file an AMCAS application in the fall of the senior year.

Students admitted to the EMSSP are granted provisional acceptance to Boston University School of Medicine.  It is the expectation that students accepted to EMSSP will attend Boston University School of Medicine if promoted.