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Seven-Year Dual BA/MD Program with GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

A joint program of The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the seven-year BA/MD program is a small, competitive program designed for high school seniors who exhibit academic excellence, competitive (90%) SAT/ACT scores, leadership in activities, community service, health care experiences, and have a strong desire to become a physician. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school to apply for this program. They apply directly to The George Washington University via the Undergraduate Admissions Office. 

A small percentage of qualified applicants will be selected to complete a second essay about their motivations for medicine and their interest in GW. These completed applications are reviewed by the Committee on Admissions for the MD program. Interviews are conducted by MD Admissions in late winter. At the interview, applicants have the opportunity to meet with undergraduate admissions, hear formal presentations, and meet current students. Decisions are made by the Committee on Admissions for the MD program in late March.

The acceptance to the MD program is provisional as program requirements must be maintained in order to transition into the MD program. These requirements include: maintaining a minimum 3.60 overall GPA; no grades of C or below in any science courses; providing an MCAT practice exam score from an online MCAT review; and participation in medically-related and service experiences. The Dean of MD Admissions provides mentoring and programming. Students in this program are required to create a three year course plan to complete their undergraduate degree. They are encouraged to work with a pre-health advisor to complete this plan. The Committee on Admissions reviews students each semester regarding progress and maintaining requirements. The bachelor's degree is awarded upon successful completion of undergraduate degree requirements before matriculation in the MD program.

Ready to Apply?

The initial application process for the BA/MD program is handled by The GW Undergraduate Admissions Office. More information on applying can be found on their website. 

If you have further questions about this program, please email or call 202-994-6040.

Note: applicants for the 2021 cycle only may apply test (SAT/ACT) optional.