Accelerated Med School Students Perform Equivalently

July 15, 2015

Students who earned their bachelor's degrees and medical doctorates in seven years rather than the normal eight had similar academic and residency match rates to their peers who took the traditional route; they were also younger and overwhelmingly Asian-American, according to a study published in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The study is part of a package of articles exploring the extent to which accelerated B.A./M.D. programs might ease the cost, to institutions and students themselves, of producing medical doctors.

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