Hofstra 4+4 Program: B.S.-B.A./M.D.
If you've decided to become a physician, you've already made one of the most important choices of your life. Where you attend medical school will make a difference in your future as well. At Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University, you enter an interactive and exciting educational environment designed to attract individuals interested in a creative approach to advanced learning. Our innovative, case-based curriculum, which weaves science and clinical medicine tightly together and stresses putting knowledge into action, will prepare you well for the practice of medicine in the 21st century.
Entry to this program is highly selective, and only those who demonstrate superior high school achievement and academic aptitude, and who apply to Hofstra as first-time, full-time freshmen will be considered. Applicants are expected to:
- have scored well on their college entrance exams, demonstrating a minimum of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math sections) SAT or 32 ACT
- have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- have ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (if applicable)
Students interested in the program must first be admitted to Hofstra University, and are encouraged to apply during one of our two Early Action deadlines: November 15 or December 15. When filling out either the Hofstra application or Common Application, please be certain to indicate your interest in the program in the section of the application entitled "Special Enrollment Options." In January, the Hofstra 4+4 Program: B.S.-B.A./M.D. Application Supplement will be sent to admitted students who indicated an interest in the program. Students selected to interview for the program will have the opportunity to do so on Friday, March 1, Monday, March 4, Wednesday, March 6 or Friday, March 8, 2013. Students admitted to the program will be notified of admission by April 1.
All supplemental application materials for the program must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admission by February 15.
Admission to the program is very competitive. Selected finalists will be invited to interview with the medical school committee. In order to be a strong candidate, we recommend that you take four years of math (with calculus), four years of English, and three years of science (including chemistry and physics).
As a dual degree candidate, students have multiple undergraduate majors to choose from, all of which will satisfy the School of Medicine prerequisite course requirements. B.S.-B.A./M.D. Dual Degree Program students will have highly skilled advisement specialists to help determine the best choice of major for their interests and aspirations.
Matriculation occurs upon completion of your undergraduate degree provided you maintain a minimum 3.6 overall GPA as well as a minimum 3.6 science GPA, while satisfying the pre-medical requirements, with a high level of professional behavior, without repeating a course, and with no grade lower than a B in any science course, and no grade less than a C in a non-science course. A minimum Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score of 30 with 9 or better in each section is also required.
For more information, please contact Hofstra's Office of Undergraduate Admission at BSMD@hofstra.edu or 1-800-HOFSTRA for more information about this or any of Hofstra's other dual degree programs.