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Common Questions

How long is the program?
The program is three academic quarters or approximately 10 months of study (August through May).

If I do well in the BMS program, do I automatically get into other RFUMS programs like the medical school?
There are no guarantees of acceptance to any RFUMS programs. BMS students must apply to other RFUMS programs in the same manner as all other applicants. However, students who are actively enrolled in BMS course work and meet the requirements of other RFU programs will be granted an interview providing they remain actively enrolled in BMS at the time of the interview. Admission to another school or program at Rosalind Franklin University is independent of a student’s performance in or completion of the BMS program. Applicants should contact the RFUMS program that they are interested in before applying to BMS to assure that the applicant meets any program specific requirements.

Is there an interview for the BMS program?
No, the admissions committee selects students based on their academics, test scores, letters of recommendations, personal statements and extracurricular activities.

What careers will the BMS program prepare me for?
Graduates of this program should be well prepared to continue their graduate education in a variety of healthcare professions, including allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and physician assistant studies. Typically, the majority of graduates from the BMS program gain acceptance into one of the aforementioned health professions upon graduation.  

Will I be able to interact with students enrolled in other health professions programs?
The vibrant interprofessional culture at RFU will afford you the opportunity to interact with students from the various health profession programs at RFU. This happens in some of the coursework, but largely in the extracurricular and campus activities. You will learn about the various professions throughout the curriculum. The BMS program serves as a great introduction to interprofessional health professions education. 

How do I submit an MCAT score?
MCAT scores must be sent with your application by uploading a PDF score report using the MCAT Testing History (THx) System. MCAT score reports must contain the 16-digit verification code.

I’m taking the April MCAT; is that okay? What about the GRE?
In general, taking the MCAT or GRE in April or early May should allow sufficient time for the results to be received before the final materials deadline of June 30. Please consult the individual exams for score release dates to ensure enough time.

Where can I find information about the certificate courses that BMS students can choose from to complete their curriculum?
Information can be found here.

Is financial aid available for the BMS program?
Yes, financial aid is available through several government-sponsored and private student loan programs. For further information about financial aid opportunities, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 847-578-3217.

How can I get in touch with the Admissions Office?
Email us:
Call us: 847-578-3204
Our address:
Rosalind Franklin University
CHP Admissions
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064

How do I use Interfolio to send my letters of recommendation?
Please follow these instructions on how to upload letters from Interfolio to an online application system.