7-Year BS/MD Accelerated Pathway Program

The 7-year (3+4) BS/MD program is designed for outstanding high school students interested in attending medical school at Florida International University.

The program is a collaboration between the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Honors College and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine that allows exceptional students to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Doctor of Medicine in seven years, a shorter amount of time than typically required for both degrees.

Students displaying a strong academic background, demonstrated leadership, community service and health care experiences will have the potential for guaranteed admission to the College of Medicine starting in their fourth year of the program, provided they meet all requirements.

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The First Three Years

You will complete the program's undergraduate portion as a biology major and an Honors College student. Before the fourth year, you must complete all required courses and fulfill all other requirements besides science elective courses (up to 12 credits) that will be taken in your first year at the College of Medicine.

You will apply to the College of Medicine via the American Medical College Application Service in your third year.

The Department of Biological Sciences, Honors College and College of Medicine will be collaborating to oversee your progress in meeting course requirements for your first three years.

You will receive advising and course schedule planning each semester from The Honors College. And you will meet regularly with your advisors to ensure yearly milestones of GPA, research and community service are met to continue in the program.

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Fourth Year and Beyond

You will complete the fourth year of the program as a first-year medical student at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. And will earn a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences after completing the first year of medical school.

The College of Medicine will oversee the four-year MD curricular component of the program. Students will earn their Doctor of Medicine degree upon completing the MD curriculum.

Admission Process

To enter the 3+4 program, you must apply to FIU from high school.

  1. Apply to Florida International University via the standard First Year Applicant process and declare a BS in Biology major.
  2. Apply to and be accepted into The Honors College as an incoming freshman.
  3. Student is invited to apply to the 7-Year BS/MD Accelerated Pathway Program
  4. Apply to the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine by the third year of the program via the American Medical College Application Service.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must be a first time college student in their senior year of high school when applying or have completed high school without matriculating to college immediately after graduation.
    • Transfer students, currently enrolled students and dual enrollment students entering the university with an associate's degree are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be admitted to Florida International University and The Honors College.
  • Must have a combined SAT score of 1350 or more (with no section below 600) or an ACT Composite score of 31 or more.
  • Must have an unweighted high school GPA of 3.7 or greater.
  • Must have completed four units of English and mathematics, and at least one unit of biology and chemistry at a high school located in the United States.
    • Completion of Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate courses is encouraged.
  • Must have a letter of recommendation from your high school counselor.

Contact Us

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Barbra A. Roller, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Email: rollerb@fiu.edu

Honors College
Brenda Luna, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Academic Advising
Email: brenluna@fiu.edu