Pre-Medicine

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  • Program Designation: Pre-Professional

    Program Contact: Dr. Lauren Yaich

    Academic Division: Biological and Health Sciences

    Program Description:

    Interested in a career in medicine? Think you might want to be a doctor? Well, you will eventually need to earn a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. But first, you'll need a bachelor's degree. You can do that on our campus.

    While you're here, you can choose any major. However, most of our students who are in medical school or who are now doctors majored in biology. Once you earn a four-year degree, you can apply to medical school. 

    We have an agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, which will allow you to enter their medical school after just three years of undergraduate coursework, enabling you to become a doctor in even less time. In each case, these agreements mean that if you meet certain requirements, you will automatically be admitted to one of their doctoral programs.

    What you can do with a degree in Pre-Medicine.

    Transfer Program Requirements


    Minimum prerequisites include:


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    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Affiliation Agreement (3 + 4 and 4 + 4 Early Acceptance Programs)


    If you have successfully completed specific core course requirements on our campus, you may continue your education in medicine at LECOM after your third year of undergraduate coursework. In the 3 + 4 accelerated program, a bachelors degree from Pitt-Bradford will be awarded after the successful completion of your first year of medical school classes at LECOM. In both the 3 + 4 and 4 + 4 programs, you may be exempt from having to take the MCAT exam, provided that you meet certain criteria. Please see the LECOM Early Acceptance Program website for information about admissions criteria and the application process. If you’re interested in participating in this program, you should contact Dr. Lauren Yaich at yaich@pitt.edu.

    https://www.upb.pitt.edu/LECOM/

    Please be advised


    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.