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Contacts

Website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/
Phone: (617) 638-4630
Admissions e-mail: medadms@bu.edu


Program Information

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD): 4 years in length
  • Other programs are also available:
    • Combined MD/PhD Program
    • Combined MD/MPH Program
    • Combined MD/MBA Program
    • Combined MD/MSCI
    • Dual MD/JD Program

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Admission statistics

  • Estimated number of applicants in 2017: 12,000
  • Applicants to be interviewed: About 1,000
  • Class size in 2016: 189

Admission Requirements

  • Initial applications accepted only through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

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Course and Degree Requirements

  • Minimum of a bachelors degree from an accredited 4 year US or Canadian University
    • Applicants who have not graduated, but have a minimum of 2 years in an accredited 4 year US or Canadian school may be eligible
  • Required Courses
    • English Composition or Literature (1 year)
    • Humanities (1 year)
    • Biology with Lab (1 year)
    • Physics (1 year)
    • Chemistry: 3 possible options
      • Gen chem with lab-2 semesters, org chem with lab-2 semesters, recommended biochem-1 semester
      • Gen chem with lab-2 semesters, org chem with lab-1 semester, biochem-1 semester
      • Gen chem with lab-1 semester, org chem with lab-2 semesters, biochem-1 semester
    • Recommended:
      • Mathematics (statistics)
      • Biochemistry
      • Social and Behavioral Sciences
      • Genetics
      • Molecular Biology
    • Applicants are recommended to pursue their own interests, whether in the arts or the sciences

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GPA

  • No minimum required GPA
  • The incoming averages for the first year class 2016 was roughly 3.68

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MCAT

MCAT score must be taken from April 1, 2014 to September 10, 2017

  • No minimum required MCAT score.
  • The incoming averages for the first year class 2016 was roughly 34.

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Supporting Documents

  • Letters of recommendation must be sent directly to AMCAS, at least
    • One letter from a Health Professions Advisor or Advisory Committee
    • If no such letter is available, applicant should explain this on the supplemental application and provide a minimum of 3 individual letters - 2 from science faculty.
    • If you are enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate program, provide a letter from your thesis advisor.
    • If you are engaged in research, a letter from your research supervisor is recommended

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Interview

  • Boston University conduct interviews on selected Monday, Wednesday, and Friday dates from early October to the middle of February
  • All interviews are offered by invitation of the Committee on Admissions
  • The interview day program runs from 8:00 AM to about 3:00 PM and each applicant has a 45-60 minute personal interview with a member of the faculty who serves on the Committee on Admissions

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Timeline

  • Routine Application
    • Receipt of AMCAS application: Late June 2017 – November 1, 2017
    • Receipt of all secondary materials: Late June 2017 – January 5, 2018
    • Interviews (by invitation only): Mid September 2017 - Early February 2018
    • Earliest notice of acceptance: Mid-January 2018
  • Multiple Acceptance Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Early Decision Application
    • Receipt of AMCAS application: June 15, 2017 – August 1, 2017
    • Receipt of all secondary materials: June 15, 2017 – August 15, 2017
    • Interviews (by invitation only): Mid-August 2017 – Mid-September 2017
    • Notice of acceptance: Prior to October 2, 2017
    • Applicants interested in applying for Early Decision should contact the Dean of Admissions as soon as possible at (617) 638-4630

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Tuition 2017-2018

  • Tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year is US $58,976 with a Graduate Program Fee of $550 which does not include books or housing
  • Tuition information can be found here
  • Financial Aid information is available through the Office of Student Financial Services

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