Rutgers University has eliminated the Medical College Admission Test this semester for a cohort of nine first-year students who are being offered a guaranteed seat in medical school.Rutgers University has eliminated the Medical College Admission Test this semester for a cohort of nine first-year students who are being offered a guaranteed seat in medical school.
Open to Honors College students who are first-year recipients of a Rutgers Presidential Scholarship, the 4 4 program guarantees students a seat in the medical school as long as they earn a required minimum grade point average and fulfill all pre-med course requirements.
According to Rutgers, the goal of the program is to help pre-med students develop skills valued by medical schools such as interdisciplinary learning, broad-based critical thinking, collaboration, teamwork and a global perspective. These skills, Rutgers said, are best developed in humanities, fine arts and other studies not traditionally taken by pre-med students.
The 4 4 Program is being offered by Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Honors College and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in collaboration with the Rutgers Global Health Institute.
Rutgers estimates the program saves students about $3,000 in preparation and test fees, and up to 300 hours of study time.