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Early Assurance Program to Penn State's College of Medicine

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Established in 1996, this is an agreement between the Eberly College of Science and Penn State's College of Medicine at Hershey.

University Park students can apply to Hershey after their second year if they have met the following criteria:

  1. Must have completed 8 of the 10 math/science requirements***,
  2. Must have high school SATs (Math and Critical Reading) of 1300 or above, and
  3. Must have a PSU GPA of 3.6 or above.

***MATH 140, 141; BIOL 110, 230W; CHEM 110/111; CHEM 112/113; PHYS 211, 212, 213/214 (or PHYS 250, 251); CHEM 210, 212/213

If students are interested in this program they must submit an application to the Premedicine Program Office with Dr. Ronald A. Markle in their fourth semester at University Park. Interviews may be conducted by Dr. Markle, and qualified applicants will then be forwarded to Hershey for an interview. If students are accepted into the program, they would be notified during the summer. Accepted students would generally remain at University Park for 4 years (but in an extraordinary case, a student could leave after the third year of the Premedicine Major). The MCAT is not required for application to the program, but it must be taken in the junior year.

http://pennstatehershey.org/web/md/admissions/overview/earlyassurance

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