Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine have an agreement that grants six outstanding high school students provisional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine upon matriculation to Baylor University. One of the six 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.
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 31, 2014. 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.
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 must maintain a 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average at Baylor University. Also, these students must participate in all of the traditional premedical coursework at Baylor University.
November 1 - Deadline for submitting application file to Baylor University
December - Qualified students emailed invitation to apply to the program
January 31, 2014 - Interviews at Baylor University
February 2014 - Students notified, either way, about the next round of interviews conducted by Baylor College of Medicine by email and/or regular mail
The next steps of the process will be determined by Baylor College of Medicine.