Pre-Health Advising Center

Baccalaureate 2 MD Pathway Program (Bacc2MD)

The BACC2MD program is The University of Toledo's early medical school pathway program offered to high-metric high school students, providing them the opportunity for a guaranteed interview with The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences M.D. program following their sophomore year at UToledo.


There are several benefits to pursuing the BACC2MD program.

1. BACC2MD Pathway students are provided a mentoring program through the College of Medicine's Admissions Office during their undergraduate studies. 

2. BACC2MD students are guaranteed an interview with the College of Medicine’s Admissions Committee if they have: 

  •  Participated in special mentoring activities
  • Maintained a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.5 
  • Have been involved in extra-curricular activities demonstrating a sincere interest in a medical career as well as demonstrating a compassionate and caring attitude

 3. The MCAT will not be required for students admitted to our College of Medicine and Life Sciences through this pathway. The interview will occur in the fall of the 3rd year of undergraduate studies (4th year for BIOE students).


Please review an informational video about the program here

You can also follow this link to a list of Frequently Asked Questions:


BACC2MD Pathway Admission Requirements for High School Students

All applicants are admitted to the undergraduate portion of the BACC2MD program if they meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status in the U.S (permanent residency "green" card). If applying as a permanent resident, an applicant must have permanent resident status at the time the undergraduate application is submitted and will be required to submit a photocopy of the front and back of their permanent residency card.
  • a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • a composite ACT score of at least 28 or a combined math and critical reading SAT score of at least 1310.

How to Apply

All interested students meeting the qualifications (3.5 GPA unweighted, 28 ACT or 1310 SAT) should take the following steps:

1.     Submit the on-line UT undergraduate application or the Common Application. Please refer to Undergraduate Admissions for detailed information on how to apply to the University of Toledo.  The application deadline is February 1st.

 2.     Apply to a major granted by one of these colleges:  College of Natural Sciences and MathematicsCollege of Arts and Letters, College of Engineering's Department of Bioengineering.  

3.    Select the PMED concentration code.

4.    Answer Yes to the question regarding interest in participating in the BACC2MD Pathway.


Presidential Scholarship

Given the admission requirements that BACC2MD Pathway applicants must meet, we strongly encourage all Bacc2MD applicants to apply for the Presidential Scholarship. The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship at the University of Toledo and offers full tuition, room and board.  Please see the Presidential Scholarship website for more information.

Last Updated: 9/24/21