Boston University Accelerated Medical Program (Boston University BS MD)

**In 2022, Boston University discontinued the Boston University Accelerated Medical Program. We are keeping the page here so that premedical students can use this as reference. This information can still be helpful in learning premed opportunities**

 

What Is the Boston University Accelerated Medical Program?

The Boston University accelerated seven-year liberal arts and medical school program is often referred to as the “Boston University BS MD” or “Boston University BA MD program.” In seven years, instead of eight years, you receive both a B.A. degree and an M.D. degree. Keep in mind, that although you receive a B.A. degree, you can still obtain a science major through the Boston University College of Arts & Science.

Why Choose Boston University Accelerated Medical Program?
  • For those who KNOW they want to be a doctor since they were kids (or at least since high school), this is a great way to shed off a year of school.
  • You will get a great foundation of science courses throughout the seven years.
  • Have the opportunity to take undergraduate courses that are interesting to you.
  • No requirement to take the MCAT
  • Live in Boston!
  • Be surrounded by 30+ other Universities in the greater Boston area. Collaborate with other pre-meds and like-minded undergraduates for social events and volunteering opportunities.

Program Overview

For the first 3 years (Year 1 –  Year 3), you will be a Boston University undergraduate student and take your pre-med requirements as well as other courses for your Bachelor’s Degree. You will receive a major in Medical Science and can choose to do a minor. Major courses are courses similar to pre-med requirements at other schools, including general physics, general chemistry, biology, and organic chemistry.

Boston University Accelerated Medical Program

Finally, you take courses for the BU Hub, which ensures that you have a broad liberal arts education. Some recent courses that fulfill the BU HUB requirement includes: “Greek tragedy and Film,” “Applied environmental statistics,” “Magic, Science, and Religion,” “Sociology of race and ethnicity,” and “The Arts of Asia.” There are literally countless of fun and intellectually interesting BU HUB courses! 

Keep reading for details about the Boston University accelerated medical program curriculum!

During the first two years of the Boston University seven year medical program, you will also take 12 weeks of summer school.

For the last 4 years (Year 4 – Year 7), you will be in the Boston University School of Medicine taking courses to fulfill your M.D. degree. There include your pre-clinical coursework as well as clinical rotations. For more information about the Boston University School of Medicine curriculum, check out our other blog post on BU Medical School!

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The Insider’s View
on the Boston University BS MD Curriculum

How to get accepted to the Boston BS MD Program: In order to get accepted to Boston University’s BA/BS MD program, do your research into the undergraduate curriculum, medical school curriculum, student life and extracurricular opportunities.  We wrote a detailed overview of these various components so that you can see for yourself why you are a good fit for this medical school. Additionally, you can use this blog post as a launching point to learn about more opportunities.

Boston University Accelerated Medical Program Curriculum Details:

 

Currently, here is what the BU BA MD curriculum looks like:

First Year, CAS I

SEMESTER 1

  • CAS CH 181 Intensive General and Physical Chemistry 1 (4 cr)
  • CAS PY 241 Principles of General Physics 1 (4 cr)
  • First-Year Writing Seminar (e.g., WR 120) (4 cr)
  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective course (4 cr)

SEMESTER 2

  • CAS CH 182 Intensive General and Physical Chemistry 2 (4 cr)
  • CAS PY 242 Principles of General Physics 2 (4 cr)
  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective course (4 cr)
  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective course (4 cr)

SUMMER I (12 WEEKS)

  • Study Abroad Option

Second Year, CAS II

SEMESTER 1

  • CAS BI 281 Fundamentals of Biology 1 (4 cr)
  • CAS CH 203 Organic Chemistry 1 (4 cr)
  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective course (4 cr)
  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective course (4 cr)

SEMESTER 2

  • CAS BI 282 Fundamentals of Biology 2 (4 cr)
  • CAS CH 204 Organic Chemistry 2 (4 cr)
  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective course (4 cr)
  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective course (4 cr)

SUMMER II (12 WEEKS)

  • CAS BI 383S Fundamentals of Biology 3 (4 cr)
  • Three BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective courses (12 cr)

Third Year, CAS III

  • BU Hub requirements outside the major; or course for the minor; or elective courses
  • Modular medical courses
  • One course in biochemistry

Fourth Year, MED I

  • First-year medical subjects
  • Pre-clinical sciences

Fifth Year, MED II

  • Second-year medical subjects

Sixth Year, MED III

  • Third-year medical subjects
  • Clerkships

Seventh Year, MED IV

  • Fourth-year medical subjects
  • Programmed electives

Source: Boston University website CAS Programs – https://www.bu.edu/academics/cas/programs/seven-year-liberal-arts-medical-education-program/

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Student Life

How to get accepted to the Boston University BS MD Program: Articulate how you will take advantage of opportunities at BU during your undergraduate and your medical school years. Additionally, discuss how you will contribute to the community, including which extracurricular activities you hope to engage in. 

BU Undergraduate Student Life:

  • One of the traditions at Boston University undergraduate is to have a Lobster Dinner at the start of undergraduate. Read about this fun tradition here: http://www.bu.edu/articles/2011/lobster-anyone/
  • There are several volunteer opportunities for BU undergrads. Learn more here.
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Medical School Student Life:

  • The School of Medicine and Dentistry is known for its diverse student body and patient population, the backing of a nationally renowned research institution and a curriculum focused on facilitating the transition from medical student to physician
  • A highlight of the curriculum is the Meliora in Medicine course centered on collaborative practice, technology in medicine and professional identity formation
  • Instructional methods include problem-based learning, team-based learning, small group skills sessions, standardized patient encounters and clinical experiences in a variety of different practice settings

BU Medical School Student Life:

  • Read more about Boston University’s Medical School with our Complete Boston University School of Medicine Profile. We have loads of information and details about student life, pre-clinical years, and clinical years.
  • Several BU students conduct research. Here are research opportunities at BU School of Medicine. Research opportunities include a ten-week National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (HLB) Scholarship with the NIH.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid the first 3 years is offered through the Boston University Financial Aid Office, and during your medical school curriculum years, the Boston University Medical Campus Student Financial Services office.

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