SMPs Can Provide The Gateway To Medical School Acceptance.

Special Masters Programs (SMPs) can help to guarantee your seat in a U.S. Medical School.


U.S. Medical Schools are competitive—only 43.7% of applicants matriculated into a medical school in 2023-2024. Those matriculants had impressive resumes and stats, with the average student earning a 511.7 on the MCAT, a 3.71 science GPA, and a 3.77 overall GPA.
For students with strong resumes but lower GPAs or MCAT scores, SMPs like MS/MD and MS/DO can help them secure a seat in a U.S. Medical School.

Guarantees Offered By SMPs


  •  Guaranteed Medical School Acceptance: Some SMPs offer a guaranteed pathway to medical school as long as all conditional criteria are met. For example, at the California University of Science and Medicine, students can secure conditional acceptance to the MD program if they graduate with a 3.7 GPA or higher and score 506 or higher on the MCAT
  • Guaranteed Medical School Interview: SMPs often offer a linkage agreement that may guarantee a student an interview with the respective medical program. For example, Barry University’s Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences has guaranteed interview agreement with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), Orlando College of Osteopathic Medicine (OCOM), and Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine (POD)

Benefits of SMPs

  •  SMPs can be a fruitful gap year option, before medical school matriculation. This time can be spent completing outstanding prerequisite courses while boosting clinical and research exposure.
  • SMPs offer prospective medical students a multifaceted educational experience, blending medical training with advanced research and specialized study. These programs are academically demanding, offering students the opportunity to demonstrate their readiness to handle the rigors of medical school.
  • hey also equip students with a broader skill set and deeper understanding of elements of healthcare, preparing them for diverse career paths in clinical care, academia, or research.
  • Through partnerships with medical schools, SMPs serve as a stepping stone toward fulfilling students’ dreams of becoming physicians.

SMPs have the potential to make all the difference in a student’s medical school and career trajectories. In the fiercely competitive landscape of medical school admissions, Moon Prep Counselors can help you apply to specialized MS/MD and MS/DO programs to bolster your qualifications for medical school, as well as increase the likelihood of admission by showing the admissions committee that you have what it takes to be a successful medical student.

Moon Prep counselors can help you apply to MS/MD and MS/DO SMPs to help you achieve your goal of becoming a physician.

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