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Bachelor's/MD Programs

The Schmidt College of Medicine offers programs which allow outstanding students the opportunity to achieve their BS and MD degrees in 7-8 years. Students admitted into these highly selective programs will be offeredconditional admission* to the Schmidt College of Medicine provided they maintain the required program standards. Each student will work closely with the programs’ faculty and staff to develop an individual education plan and to ensure a smooth transition if accepted into the College of Medicine.

*Upon completion of program requirements (please see below for more details).

Programs

Med Direct

The 7-8 year BS/MD program is a collaborative effort between the College of Science and College of Medicine, offered on the Boca Raton Campus.

Wilkes Medical Scholars

The 7-8 year BS/MD program is a collaborative effort between the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and College of Medicine, offered on the Jupiter Campus.

Highlights

  1. During the spring of their senior year, select high school finalists are offered an interview at the College of Medicine.
  2. Students enrolled in the BS/MD programs will receive mentoring from medical students and faculty from the College of Medicine.
  3. Students will participate in meaningful research, volunteer, and medical experiences.
  4. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the College of Medicine and its affiliate hospitals.
  5. Students will be provided individualized pre-medical advising throughout the entire undergraduate program.

Program Expectations and Requirements

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Minimum Eligibility and Application Requirements for both programs:

  1. Minimum scores: 1490 SAT or 33 ACT
  2. Weighted High School GPA: 4.30
  3. Completed Bachelor's/MD Program Application submitted no later than 11:59PM EST on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
  4. Student must be a US citizen or permanent resident
  5. We consider in state and out of state applicants. However, out of state applicants remain in that designation for the entire length of the BS/MD program.
  6. Students that are National Merit Scholars or Finalists receive priority for consideration
  7. Letter of recommendation from a counselor or high school teacher uploaded to the following link no later than 11:59PM EST on Thursday, December 1, 2022. You must provide this link to your letter writer: https://fau.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7WAQy8ricYLWbOd
  8. Must apply to both the BS/MD program and to FAU via the common application  

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Timeline for AY 2022-2023*
Timeline Date Timeline Description
September 15, 2022 - December 1, 2022 Open applications
December 1, 2022 Application closes at 11:59PM EST
December 2, 2022 - January 13, 2023 Program Committee reviews applications
January 17, 2023 - January 28, 2023 Invitations to interview will be sent to applicants
February 2023 Interviews will be conducted virtually
March 2023 Decisions released to applicants

*Timeline subject to change

Please contact us at faubsmdprograms@fau.edu to receive more information about the Bachelor’s/MD Programs.



Last Modified 9/15/22