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How can I up my chances at getting into a straight medicine program out of High School?

Programs that get you MD and another degree in Shorter time

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M.’s Answer

There are several institutions that offer a "direct access" program for medical education. Most of them combine a baccalaureate with medical school, with a duration usually ranging from 6 to 8 years. Please see this link ( https://students-residents.aamc.org/medical-school-admission-requirements/medical-schools-offering-combined-baccalaureate-md-programs-state-and-program-length-2021-2022) for more details. These programs are highly competitive and if you intend to pursue one of them it is very important to have a good GPA and to start building a good CV as early as possible. Look for extra-curricular activities that indicate and confirm your interest in the medical field; volunteer work and leadership roles are also a plus. Hope this helps.
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Julia’s Answer

I would definitely recommend getting involved in some type of skill building experience whether that be in a clinical, research, or volunteer setting. It's helpful to gain any sort of "in" that you have access to in the healthcare industry. You could work as a medical receptionist or a scribe at a practice and volunteer at a hospital or at a nonprofit organization. There are also plenty of high-school summer internship programs that offer research or healthcare experience that can really benefit you in your application process. If you have other questions I can help direct you to places to look/apply for these type of roles!
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Elizabeth’s Answer

NEOMED in Ohio has a program in conjunction with various Ohio colleges and universities called early assurance. Students who follow and meet the guidelines while still in college are likely to be accepted to certain medical schools in the early assurance program. Here is the website:
https://www.neomed.edu/medicine/admissions/paths/early-assurance/the-process/

It is the only one that I know of but perhaps there's other programs like it.
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Bruce’s Answer

There are programs combining various degrees in the United States with MD. The 6-year programs guarantee matriculation, generally, to the medical school if performance is above the minimum during the earlier years of study.

https://blog.prepscholar.com/ba-md-bs-md-programs-list
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