MD Program: Alternative Pathways
Early Medical School Selection Program
Students from a consortium of undergraduate schools (Clark-Atlanta, Dillard, Hampton, Morehouse, Morgan State, Morris Brown, North Carolina Central, Spelman, Tougaloo, University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas at El Paso, University of the Virgin Islands, and Virginia Union) may apply for early admission during the sophomore year of college. They spend 2 summers and the senior year at Boston University. They may earn double credit for selected BA/BS and MD courses as a college senior, allowing them to decompress and enrich the medical school schedule.
MMEDIC Program (Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum)
Boston University students who have completed 2 years of undergraduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences may apply for early selection to the School of Medicine. MMEDIC integrates the study of traditional arts and sciences with the study of medical science. This may result in decompression and enrichment of the BUSM, but does not shorten the total educational sequence below the traditional 8 years.
Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program (SMED)
Opportunity for exceptional high school seniors to obtain both the baccalaureate and medical degrees in 7 years. There are flexible opportunities to pursue and develop academic interests and potentially decompress the first year of medical school.