Eight-Year Dual BS/MD Program with St. Bonaventure University

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and St. Bonaventure University (SBU) in New York have established an eight-year dual BS/MD program. Accepted students spend four years at St. Bonaventure for their undergraduate experience. Applicants must be in their senior year of high school to apply for this program. Competitive academic work, SAT/ACTs, service, and medically related experience are requirements for application. 

A small number of qualified applicants will be interviewed at SBU in January. These applicants are reviewed by MD admissions for possible interview. Then, a second interview will be conducted at GW in late February. Decisions are made by the Committee on Admissions for the MD program by 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; MCAT exam scores; and participation in medically-related and service experiences. The Committee on Admissions for the MD program reviews all students each semester. The bachelor's degree is awarded by SBU upon successful completion of degree requirements before matriculation in the MD program. The final review for the promotion to the MD program is made by the Committee on Admissions. All decisions are final; there is no appeal process.

Ready to Apply?

St. Bonaventure University handles the initial application process for the BS/MD program. If you have additional questions after visiting their website, please email fhcp@sbu.edu or call 716-375-2656.