7 Year Program for High School Seniors

Program Overview:

The 7 year program consists of three years at an undergraduate school followed by a four-year medical program. Although not used to determine admission, the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) must be taken by the end of the spring semester prior to matriculation. Promotion to the medical school is contingent upon achieving grades of B or better in all premedical courses and maintaining an overall grade point average of at least 3.5 each semester. The baccalaureate degree is awarded by the undergraduate institution upon completion of the first year of medical school. The MD degree is awarded by NJMS upon successful completion of all NJMS degree requirements.

Application Requirements

Application to the Combined Baccalaureate/MD Program with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) is contingent on the following:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors in the top 10% of their class
  • Applicants must have a minimum combined SAT of 1400 (on Verbal and Math)
  • Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. (as per university contractual guidelines)
  • The application must be initiated through an affiliated undergraduate institution and must be submitted no later than November 1st of senior year
  • Only applicants with very strong support from one of our affiliated undergraduate schools will be considered for an MD interview at NJMS

Affiliated Schools

We currently have a Combined Baccalaureate/MD Program with the following schools:

Caldwell University
Allsion Diaz
Bi-Lingual Admissions Counselor for Caldwell University
Office:  973-618-3213

Drew University
Colby McCarthy
Dean of Enrollment Management
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940
Email: cmccarthy1@drew.edu
Phone 973-408-3250

New Jersey Institute of Technology 
Lauren Kawakami
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Albert A. Dorman Honors College
Email: kawakami@njit.edu 
Phone: (973) 596-3584

Rutgers University-Newark 
Chazz Fellenz, MPA
Assistant Dean, Pre-Professional Services
360 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Hill Hall Room 301
Newark, NJ 07102
Email: chazzfellenz@rutgers.edu
Phone: 973-353-2535

Stevens Institute of Technology 
Miranda Malaquias(she/her)
Assistant Director of Recruitment  
Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 201-216-3810
Cell: 201-600-9806
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St. Peter's University
Trish Peterson
Admission Counselor
Undergraduate Admissions
The Jesuit University of New Jersey
2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: 201-761-7153
Cell: 551-349-3000
Fax: 201-761-7105

The College of New Jersey 
Sudhir Nayak, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Director,  7-Year Medical  (BS/MD) and 7-Year Optometry (BS/OD) Programs
Chair, Medical Careers Advisory Committee
The College of New Jersey
Department of Biology
2000 Pennington Rd.Ewing, NJ 08628-0718 
E-mail: nayak@tcnj.edu
Phone: 609-771-2659