Rutgers-NB JOINT PROGRAMS FAQs (ba/md, ba/dmd & 3+3 pa ACCELERATED PROGRAMS):
Q: May I apply to the BA/MD program from high school?
High school seniors may apply to one BA/MD program, the Rutgers-Newark, NJMS BA/MD program. That program is not run through this office, so interested students seeking more information must go to: https://sasn.rutgers.edu/student-support/current-students/pre-professional-programs/bamd-program-njms-nwk. All other programs are open to Rutgers-New Brunswick sophomores only, and more information can be found on our website.
Q. May I apply to the BA/MD or BA/DMD program from my current school and then transfer if I am accepted?
All of our programs were created for Rutgers-New Brunswick students, and only Rutgers-New Brunswick students may apply. To be considered for this program, applicants must have spent at least one year at Rutgers-New Brunswick, earning at least 30 credits.
Q. I have earned AP credit for General Biology, should I accept it?
Yes, you should accept it, and then you will need to take two additional, upper-level biology classes with labs.
Q. I have earned AP credit for General Chemistry, should I accept it?
Yes, you should accept it; the mandatory Organic Chemistry will then serve as two additional, upper-level chemistry classes.
Q. Will the committee accept my AP math and English credit?
Q.What are the Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School BA/MD requirements?
Q.What are the Rutgers/New Jersey Medical School BA/MD requirements?
Q.What are the Rutgers/Rutgers School of Dental Medicine BA/DMD requirements?
Q. Can I apply to the BA/MD program from one of Rutgers Professional programs (Engineering, Pharmacy...
Applicants who are in our professional schools, such as Engineering, may apply to any one of the joint programs but, prior to application, must apply for a college to college transfer into either SAS or SEBS and be on track to complete a major in Biological Sciences and all the requirements for one of those schools if accepted into the joint program. If not accepted into the joint program, students will have the option to remain in their professional school or complete the college to college transfer.
Q. What are the Rutgers/PA Requirements? Must I be enrolled in Rutgers SAS?
Click here for requirements. Yes, you must be a student in Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences.
RWJ VIP PROGRAM:
Q. What does 'VIP' stand for and how long is the program?
Volunteer Intensive Program (VIP). The program is 15 weeks long (one semester) during which the student commits to one 4 hour shift per week.
Q. Can I participate in the VIP program as a freshman?
No, with freshman students not having academic grades on their Rutgers transcript when the spring applications are being handed out, they will need to wait until the summer session after their freshman year to apply.
Q. If I am already volunteering at RWJ (in their full year program) can I also participate in the VIP program?
No, you are only able to participate in either the full-year 100-hour adult volunteer program or the semester-long 50 hour VIP program, not both at the same time (and students are not allowed to switch over to a different program midstream).
Q. I see there is a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 (overall and science). If I meet the overall GPA but not the science GPA, can I still participate in the program?
No, you must have BOTH an overall and Rutgers HPO science GPA of 3.6. Your Rutgers HPO science GPA can be found on your HPOdrome student profile. Remember doing well in your pre-requisite courses for medical school takes priority over any volunteering opportunities.