FAQ’s

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?
BMS students must apply to other RFUMS programs in the same manner as all other applicants. However, students who are doing well academically in the BMS program will be granted an interview to an RFUMS program. Admission to another school or program at Rosalind Franklin University is independent of a student’s performance in or completion of the BMS program. 

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

For which careers will the BMS program prepare me?
Graduates of this program should be well prepared to pursue a career in biomedical research and/or additional education in a variety of healthcare fields, including allopathic and podiatric medicine, dentistry, healthcare administration & management, nutrition, and physician assistant studies.

Will I be taking any courses with other health professions students?
Yes, students participate in courses with other students from a variety of RFUMS programs. BMS students take courses alongside and are graded in the same way as other health professions students. 

How do I submit an MCAT score?
MCAT scores may be sent with your application by printing a 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?
Yes, 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 1.

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: grad.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu
Call us: 847-578-3204
Our address: Rosalind Franklin University
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3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL 60064

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