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How worthy is it to take a BS/MD program if you want to be a doctor?

How worthy is it to take a BS/MD program if you want to be a doctor?

As a pre-health student in high school, I've always wondered if the BS/MD program is worthy because I'm worried about costs and not being able to graduate with my friends. What's your advice on that?

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Firas’s Answer

If you know that there is nothing else you want to do in life except pursue medicine, a BS/MD program will help streamline that. The typical medical school admissions cycle is tough and if you have the opportunity attend a BS/MD program you can avoid it all together. However at the same time, if you are at all unsure about medical school I think it is better to attend a regular 4 year program where you will have time to learn if medicine is something you really want to do.
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Lisa’s Answer

It will be a shorter journey for you but an incredible amount of work! Are you up for that?

Lisa recommends the following next steps:

How do you do if you have the time to work that hard?
Talk to a doctor who might have done this—ask your doc!
Thank you comment icon Most of the doctors that I have reached out to, went through the traditional way to become a doctor. But thanks for amazing recommendations. I'll put those into thoughts!! Erica
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Vandana’s Answer

My son is in BS/MD program. I feel that if you are sure you want to be a doctor, it's the best-streamlined program that leads you to your goal. Additionally, I think that life will be more relaxed because you are not worried if you are doing everything to get into med school.
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