The University of Toledo College of Medicine is proud to offer two distinct programs that combine the bachelor's and M.D. degrees. These programs include the Baccaulareate/MD (or Bacc/MD) program offered in conjunction with the Colleges of Languages, Literature and the Social Sciences; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Visual and Performing Arts. These programs also include the BS/MD program offered in conjunction with the Department of Bioengineering and the College of Engineering.
Although both programs lead to the M.D. degree, there are some fundamental differences between these two programs that prospective students should consider when selecting to which program you will apply. Because both programs require a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher to complete the M.D. degree, the primary consideration for prospective students is how their interests and talents align with the undergraduate curriculum that is offered.
To assist prospective students in their decision, we have provided the following summary that highlights some of the differences between these two programs:
Favorite high school courses
Physics, Math, Biology, Chemistry
Biology, Chemistry, fine arts, social sciences
Sample undergraduate coursework
Biomechanics, Medical electronics, Biological manufacturing, Medical Imaging, Tissue Engineering
Natural sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics); Social sciences (Psychology); Humanities and Fine Arts
3 - 5 semesters of co-op in biomedical industry and/or research laboratories
Salford exchange program, summer enrichment program
Combined program duration
8 - 9 years depending on co-op plan
High school GPA ≥ 3.5 and composite ACT of at least 28 or 1260 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1320 SAT (taken after March 2016)