BMS Linkage Agreement to WSU-SOM
LINKAGE AGREEMENT BETWEEN WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
MASTERS PROGRAM AND WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
The Wayne State University Basic Medical Sciences (BMS) Master's program is designed to provide graduate
training for pre-professionals who wish to pursue careers in health-related fields. The interdisciplinary
curriculum consists of rigorous coursework in biomedical fields and culminates with a Master's essay. The
program offers an opportunity for students to bolster their academic records in preparation for their next
career steps. A majority of students in the program are seeking entry into medical school, which is the
the incentive for reaching the following agreement with the Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSUSOM).
The WSU-SOM Office of Admissions agrees to grant automatic interviews for medical school admission to
students enrolled in the BMS program who have met certain benchmark criteria. These requirements include
â€¢ An undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics (BCMP)
â€¢ A GPA of 3.7 or higher after completing 20 credits of BMS didactic biology courses
â€¢ No grade of less than B in BMS courses
â€¢ An MCAT score of 509 or higher
â€¢ Meeting all professionalism requirements including no institutional actions
Students who have completed 20 credits in the BMS program (typically by the end of June) and have met the
above criteria will be granted an interview upon submission of the AMCAS application.
* An interview that is granted via this linkage agreement does not guarantee acceptance into medical school.