Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences

 This program is designed for high-achieving premedical students on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus who are in their sophomore year. Accepted students will be expected to complete all Rutgers core requirements by the end of their junior year. In their senior year, students will take the complete first year curriculum at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS). Students will receive RU credit for select medical school courses which may be used toward completion of their major and elective credit toward their undergraduate degree.

Benefits for students accepted into the program include:

  • Students will have a conditional, early-acceptance to NJMS (please see grade and MCAT requirements below).
  • Students will pay only for three years of tuition at Rutgers + 4 years tuition at NJMS.
  • Credits for some classes taken during the first year at the medical school will count toward both the MD and BA degrees.

To apply, students must have completed the following criteria:

  • They must have completed 4 semesters of college, completing a minimum of 60 credits. Note, applicants with an Associate’s Degree, regardless of whether it was earned as a dual degree in high school or as a traditional degree after high school, are ineligible to apply for the program.
  • As a minimum, they must be enrolled for one year at RU-NB earning 30 credits.
  • They must have earned and maintain a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.5 at Rutgers.
  • They must have completed at least two semesters of General Biology with lab, two semesters of General Chemistry with lab, two semesters of Organic Chemistry (lab may be taken in the junior year), one semester of college-level Mathematics, and one semester of English.
  • If AP or transfer credit was granted for General Biology, two other approved biology courses (200-level courses or higher) must be taken at Rutgers University.
  • Matriculation into NJMS will require accepted BA/MD students to complete the MCAT exam by the end of May of their third year at Rutgers. The MCAT will be required to be in the competitive range of other accepted NJMS students.

The application will be available after spring break 2023.  Instructions on how to request a BA/MD application will be sent out via the HPO listserv.  Completed applications must be emailed to the HPO office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) no later than Wednesday, May 24 @ 5pm.(no exceptions). In addition to the application, a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation must be submitted on behalf of the applicant to the HPO office.  These must include a minimum of two letters from Rutgers faculty members in science or mathematics courses and a minimum of one letter from Rutgers faculty in non-science courses.  Recommendations from teaching assistants are acceptable.