The College of Health Sciences (CHS) at California Northstate University (CNU) offers high school applicants the Pre-Medicine to Doctor of Medicine (Pre-Med to MD) Combined Programs to enter the profession of medicine. The Pre-Med to MD Combined Programs allow first-time freshmen to complete their pre-medicine coursework and MD degree in an accelerated time frame if they meet specific criteria.
Students accepted to the Pre-Med to MD Combined Programs begin their program of study in the undergraduate program of CHS. By working closely with CHS pre-health advisors, students are able to complete all the required criteria and academic course prerequisites. Each year, students in the Pre-Med to MD Combined Programs will also be required to participate in at least one campus activity of the College of Medicine (COM). The COM’s campus activity program educates pre-medicine students of their future profession through community health service opportunities, specialty career exploration workshops, lab experiences, and special professional education sessions. The Pre-Med to MD Combined Programs offer priority acceptance to COM for students who meet all the COM admission criteria after their second or third year of study in the undergraduate college. In addition, students have the opportunity to complete the MD degree in an accelerated time frame--six to seven years instead of the traditional eight years.
2+4 Pre-Med to MD
Two Years Undergraduate + Four Years MD (students are required to take some classes in two summer terms to fulfill the COM admission requirements and CHS degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree).
3+4 Pre-Med to MD
Three Years Undergraduate + Four Years MD (students are required to take some classes in summer to fulfill the COM admission requirements and CHS degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree).