The Baylor2 Medical Track Program is a combined 8-year baccalaureate/MD program for high-achieving students.
Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine have an agreement that grants four outstanding high school students provisional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine upon matriculation to Baylor University. One of the four students selected will receive a scholarship valued at $80,000 covering $10,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study at Baylor University and four additional years of medical study at Baylor College of Medicine.
Requirements for consideration
Students must have a complete admissions application file submitted to the Baylor Admissions Office by the November 1 Early Action deadline. Students must list pre-medicine as their pre-professional area of study on the Baylor application.
Achieve a minimum 1400 SAT (one sitting including Verbal and Math) or a minimum 32 ACT score in one sitting.
Rank in the top 5% of high school graduating class or possess a minimum 3.7/4.0 GPA.
This program is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
The Admissions Office will notify students who meet the criteria and invite them to apply for the program. Invitations are typically emailed in December. Invited students are asked to submit an application, essay, and resume highlighting their experience in the medical profession. Upon receipt of the completed application, applicants will be invited to campus to interview with Baylor faculty and staff members. This will be a one-on-one interview process. The first-round interview date is Friday, January 25, 2013. After all interviews have been completed at Baylor University, the screening committee will select the top applicants and send a short list of the most highly qualified individuals and their credentials to the Baylor College of Medicine for consideration. Baylor College of Medicine will conduct a second round of interviews and select the four students to receive guaranteed admission into Baylor College of Medicine.
Requirements for the Undergraduate Program
The students selected for the dual-admissions program are not obligated to take the MCAT for entry into the Baylor College of Medicine. These students will have to maintain a 3.4 (on a 4.0 Scale) accumulative Grade Point Average at Baylor University. Also, these students must still participate in all of the traditional premedical coursework at Baylor University.
Timeline for Baylor2 Medical Track Program
- November 1 - Deadline for submitting application file to Baylor University.
- December - Qualified students emailed invitation to apply to the program
- January 25, 2013 - Interviews at Baylor University
- February 28, 2013 - Students notified, either way, about the next round of interviews conducted by Baylor College of Medicine by e-mail and/or regular mail
- Next steps of the process will be determined by Baylor College of Medicine