Bard College at Simon's Rock: the Early College

A Well-Rounded Person Makes A Better Doctor

Sam, Started at Age 16



Simon's Rock has helped make me a really well-rounded person, so I have a lot of interests outside of medicine and science, so that will hopefully make me a better doctor.

I was able to go abroad for a year, which I loved and which a lot of premed students at other places can't. While I was abroad I took whatever class I wanted since I had basically finished my requirements so I got to take classes in human ecology, and neurodegenerative diseases.


Malacology Conference, Mexico City
Sam presented her study on the ecology of Montserrat Island. The 2013 trip was part of a four-credit Signature Program in sustainability and tropical ecology.

 Malacology Conference in Mexico City

Montserrat Island

Sam holding a cane toad, January 2013.

Meet Our Community

Sam, Started at 16


Started at 16

Andre, Started After 10th Grade

Andre Santana


Ishan, Started at Age 16


Started at Age 16

Colin, Started at age 15


Started at age 15

Mia, Started at age 17


Started at age 17

Moamer, Started During 11th Grade

Moamer Alsaedi

Organizer of Campus Pride Week

Ishmael, Started at age 17


Started at age 17

Marisa, Started at Age 15


Started at Age 16