3+4 Accelerated Program in Primary Care
Phase I - Penn State Behrend
Students will be admitted, on a competitive basis, to the Penn State Behrend phase of the program based upon the following minimum criteria:
- SAT combined math and verbal score of 1200
- High school GPA of 3.5 and high school rank in top 25% of class;
- Additional evidence of scholarly and professional potential and desire to become a primary care physician.
- Preference given to Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and southwestern New York residents from rural areas, but highly qualified applicants from other geographic locations will also be considered.
Acceptance to Phase I of the program is determined by Penn State Behrend. Typically, a maximum of five students chosen from the most qualified applicants will be admitted to Phase I of the program each year.
To apply for Phase I of the 3 + 4 Accelerated Program in Primary Care contact:
Application will include evidence of your high school performance, a letter indicating your interest in a career in osteopathic medicine, and an interview conducted on the Penn State Behrend campus.
If you meet the minimum requirements of the program and show a strong interest in osteopathic medicine, as evidenced by your letter, an interview will be arranged at Penn State Behrend. Admission to Phase I is granted on a competitive basis, with the applicant's record and interview included in the decision. Admission to Phase I grants the successful applicant conditional acceptance into Phase II. Acceptance into Phase II is based on the conditions outlined herein and is administered by LECOM.
Phase II - LECOM
Final acceptance of candidates to Phase II of the program will be determined by LECOM. Students must apply through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS) to LECOM by August 30 beginning the third year. A LECOM Secondary Application must be completed prior to scheduling an admissions interview. Letters of recommendation and supporting documentation must be submitted for LECOM review.
To gain acceptance, students must successfully have completed the specific course work described below (or as amended). The minimal overall grade point average at Penn State Behrend must be a 3.3 (A=4.0). The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores must be 7 or better in each subtest with an overall score of 24 or better.
Student inquiries for information regarding application status should be directed to the LECOM Admissions Office. LECOM will inform students of their acceptance/rejection into Phase II of the Program by April 1, contingent upon completion of Phase I and satisfactory performance on the MCAT.