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. Wednesday, March 5, Friday, March 7, Monday, March 10 or Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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 in the School of Medicine occurs upon completion of the student’s undergraduate degree provided that 1) the student maintains a minimum 3.6 overall GPA as well as a minimum 3.6 science GPA at the end of their first academic year at Hofstra University and every academic year thereafter, and 2) satisfies 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. The pre-medical course requirements for BA-BS/MD students correspond to the recommended coursework for applicants to the MD program in the same academic year as the year accepted BA-BS/MD students matriculate as undergraduates at Hofstra University. A minimum Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score to be determined once the new test has been implemented will be required. The student must take the new examination. The minimum number required will not exceed the mean or the equivalent thereof of the entering class of the year prior. The current students enrolled in the program graduating in the class of 2016 will be required to take the new examination as well.
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.