Each year, my offices receive calls and emails from parents of international students and parents who presently have H1B visas whose high school students have H4 visas who wish to become U.S. medical doctors through BS/MD programs.
As a result, we have developed a specialty helping these students navigate the college admissions and specifically the hypercompetitive BS/MD admissions process.
Based on my professional experience as a BS/MD admissions advisor, and long-term professional relationships with admissions officers and administrators, here is a current list of BS/MD programs that will consider reviewing applications of international and H4 Visa students:
Boston University Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program
Case Western Reserve University Pre-Professional Scholars Program in Medicine
Howard University BS/MD
Pennsylvania State University Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program
Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program (MSP)
Rutgers University-Newark BA/MD
SUNY Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program
University of Connecticut Special Program in Medicine
University Rochester – Rochester Early Medical Scholars (REMS)
Working with international and H4 visa high school students who desire to matriculate to BS/MD programs is a very involved, comprehensive and long-term process. My team and I must clearly understand student goals, continuously help students with their applications and develop successful admissions strategies. After all, we know the value of becoming a licensed U.S. medical doctor!
It’s very important to avoid the risks and potential mistakes that will cause you to be rejected from BS/MD programs. After all your hard work, do you really want to make mistakes?Mistakes that can occur in your junior year, senior year and/or on your college applications?
Selectivity: Dr. Lowe only works with qualified students and parents who choose to hire the best!
As high school juniors are preparing for their AP exams, many are wondering how important are they!
The depth and breadth of a student’s high school curriculum is very important – work done at the accelerated, honors and AP levels will matter in how the admissions committee evaluates your overall transcript – rejection or acceptance.
Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities (and BS/MD programs) expect students to enroll in AP classes unless they have enrolled in an International Baccalaureate (IB) program or if their school does not offer AP classes.
Students who are applying to Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities (and BS/MD programs) on average enroll in 8 – 12 AP courses. It’s important that you do well in the AP courses, as admissions officers want to see that you have been challenged and that you are doing well despite the challenging and demanding curriculum.
Students not taking advantage of AP courses offered at their schools are generally not looked at favorably during the admissions selection process. “Several admissions officers at the Ivies have told me that they’re more likely to admit students who have taken several APs.” – Dr. Paul Lowe
AP exam scores are self-reported. We recommend that you should report scores if you receive a 3 or higher.
Dr. Lowe advises his clients which AP courses they should enroll in as it relates to their college student profile thereby helping them stand out during the admissions process.