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Premedical Programs

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Our medical pre-professional programs

prepare students for careers in

Allopathic medicine Osteopathic medicine
Dentistry Optometry
Podiatric medicine Veterinary medicine


Wilkes has defined an approach to health sciences

pre-professional education that produces exceptionally competent and competitive candidates for admission to the nation's leading health professions institutions.

Pre-doctoral students major not only in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, but also in traditional liberal arts, math, and engineering.


Wilkes has developed special early assurance
joint BS/MD degree programs and established agreements with three major medical schools. Successful completion of these programs leads to a baccalaureate degree from Wilkes and the professional degree in medicine upon completion of medical school.

To qualify,
students must be accepted to Wilkes by November 15, identified as being qualified to be considered for selection to one of the early assurance programs, must submit essays and letters of recommendation from two high school science teachers and one humanities/English teacher to the Health Sciences Committee, and successfully complete three interviews.

Selected students must satisfy
all requirements articulated in each specific affiliation agreement. Summaries of these requirements are provided below. For complete information, including required undergraduate criteria, please consult our Undergraduate Bulletin.

The Premedical Scholars Program with the Pennsylvania
State University College of Medicine at Hershey...
is available for up to two students from rural or medically underserved areas of Pennsylvania per year. To be considered, you must have a minimum SAT score of 1250, a high GPA, rank in the top 10% of your high school class, and be committed to a career in primary health medicine.

The Premedical Scholars Program with the State
University of New York Upstate Medical University...
at Syracuse, New York (SUNY Upstate) is available for students from the southern tier of New York state. To be considered, you must have a minimum SAT score of 1200 and be interested in a career in medicine.
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