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2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

“4+4” Early Acceptance Program in Dental Medicine, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, B.S.


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Go to information for Pre-Medicine Programs at SFU .

Department Contact:

Biology:

Chair: Dr. Justin Merry, jmerry@francis.edu, 814-471-1105
Coordinator: Dr. Susan Reimer, sreimer@francis.edu, 814-472-3086

Chemistry:

Chair: Dr. Pedro L. Muíño, pmuino@francis.edu, 814-472-3084
Coordinator: Dr. Edward Zovinka, ezovinka@francis.edu, 814-472-3084

Program Description:

Under a joint agreement between the Lake Erie University of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and SFU, undergraduate students are enrolled jointly by SFU and LECOM. The program is comprised of two phases: phase I consists of the first three or four years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of dental school education at LECOM’s Bradenton, Florida campus.

Students will be admitted to the SFU Phase (Phase I) of the program based upon the following criteria:

  SAT Scores or ACT Scores >1240 (re-centered) or ACT score of 26
  High School GPA 3.5 on a scale of 4.0
  Potential Additional evidence of scholarly and professional potential and desire to become a dentist

The SAT scores (1240) and high school GPA (3.5) serve as targets for applicant selection for admission to the program; other parameters, such as personal traits and desire to become dentist, will also be considered for each applicant.

SFU representatives will interview applicants to the program and submit acceptable applications for review to LECOM with a recommendation for provisional acceptance. LECOM will interview students within the first two years of being properly enrolled in the program. Therefore, acceptance to Phase I of the program will be determined jointly by SFU and LECOM. Acceptance into Phase II is contingent on completion of a pre-medicine program at Saint Francis and maintaining GPA standards (>3.4 Cumulative Overall GPA, >3.2 Cumulative Science GPA). Additional stipulations for matriculation are set forth in the articulation agreement between Saint Francis University and LECOM.

Students who are interested in pursuing the pre-dentistry program through LECOM should contact Dr. Susan Reimer, SFU program coordinator.

Students can also find additional information about the program on LECOM’s website. http://lecom.edu/admissions/entrance-requirements/early-acceptance-programs/

Student Learning Outcomes:

Student Learning Outcomes vary depending on the student’s major. 

Estimated Completion Time:

Phase I consists of the first three or four years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis University; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of dental school education at LECOM’s Bradenton, Florida campus.

Capstone Requirement:

In the “3+4” program, the senior capstone requirement is satisfied by successfully completing the first year of their professional program at LECOM in good standing. In the “4+4” program, the Biology senior capstone requirement is satisfying by passing BIOL 402  Evolution. The Chemistry program does not require a senior capstone.

Requirements for the Major:

**Students pursue an existing pre-medicine program at Saint Francis University, such as the Biology, B.S. Pre-medicine Concentration or the Chemistry, B.S., Pre-Medicine Concentration. Students in the “4+4” track must complete their program.

Biology, B.S., Pre-Medicine Concentration  

Chemistry, B.S., Pre-Medicine Concentration  

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