B.S.-M.D. 4+4 Dual Admittance Program
Overview of the SBU-GW Dual Admittance Program
Students accepted into this competitive program have a provisional seat waiting for them at the prestigious George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences upon graduation from St. Bonaventure University.
The student receives a provisional letter of acceptance to the eight-year program upon entering the program at SBU, and has a provisional seat in the medical school class that begins four years later. The acceptance to the M.D. program is provisional as program requirements must be maintained in order to transition into the M.D. curriculum.
The Committee on Admissions for the M.D. program reviews all students concerning promotion to the medical school curriculum at the end of the fourth year of study at St. Bonaventure Univeristy, which is also when the Bachelor of Science degree is awarded upon successful completion of degree requirements. These requirements include both academic and comportment standards, as well as continued service work and clinical exposure.
We strongly recommend that you complete your application before the due date of Nov. 30 of your senior year in high school. This includes the Common App and all supplemental materials. We will review all completed applications received by Nov. 30; however, last-minute applications may hurt your candidacy.
We can accept updated information and new test scores after this date. Required application materials that do not fit into online applications should be mailed to the Office of Admissions (see address at bottom of page). A separate application for GW is NOT required to enter the program. Transfer students are not eligible for this program. You must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa. There is no preference given based on state of residence.
Qualified applicants will be interviewed at SBU by invitation in January. A second interview is conducted at GW by invitation in late February to early March. Decisions on acceptance are made by the Committee on Admissions for the M.D. program in mid- to late March.