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Reserve your seat in the dental school program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)!

LECOM and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) have developed a special Early Acceptance Program (EAP) that grants five qualified students a provisional early acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) program at the Bradenton, Florida campus each academic year using a rolling admissions process.

Application to the EAP is separate from the application to the undergraduate school. A student may apply for EAP consideration as a high school senior or when they have at least two years left for their undergraduate degree. Students apply to enroll in the EAP here.

The EAP application opens in July of the year prior to UHM matriculation. Applicants wishing to be notified that they are qualified to receive their letter of provisional acceptance prior to May 1st of the year of UHM matriculation should complete the EAP application by March 1st of the year of UHM matriculation. UHM students applying for the EAP should complete the EAP application before starting their third year of study at UHM.

LECOM will review the application. If the student meets the requirements, LECOM will offer the student a list of EAP interview dates to self-schedule an interview. Following a successful interview, LECOM will notify the student that they qualify for a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM and they will be enrolled for participation in the EAP upon approval by UHM and submission of their school email address to LECOM. The student and the Director of PAC will then be sent the provisional letter of acceptance. Additional requirements, including a final application to LECOM, must be met for final acceptance to LECOM, but another interview is not required.

The general requirements are listed below:

-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
-Must not hold a bachelor’s degree or higher;
-Must have at least two years remaining as a full time student at the undergraduate institution;
-SAT Composite Score of 1170 or higher on a single exam or an ACT Composite score greater than or equal to 26 on a single exam (optional); and
-A high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher or if applicants are already attending UHM, they must have at least a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 and a science GPA of 3.2 or higher

Once accepted, students must fulfill the following requirements:

-Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
-Not be part of any other school’s accelerated program;
-Be enrolled in the Early Acceptance Program at UHM for at least two consecutive years prior to LECOM matriculation;
-Be enrolled at UHM as a full time student and maintain that status throughout their participation;
-Maintain a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 or higher and a cumulative science GPA of 3.2 or higher;
-LECOM will not accept Pass/Fail grades for courses unless the course is not offered for a numerical or letter grade (A to F);
-Earn a minimum score of 18 with at least a score of 17 for each of the Academic Average, Reading Comprehension and Perceptual Ability sections of the Dental Admission Test (DAT). 
-Shadowing (~100 hours) in a clinical dental setting is highly recommended but not required;
-Attend mandatory Affiliate On-Campus Day Event the year prior to matriculation, which is usually held the second week of August;
-Earn their bachelor’s degree by the last day of June of the year of LECOM matricuation;
-Matriculate at LECOM no later than one year from the original year of matriculation shown on the LECOM Provisional Letter of Acceptance.

REQUIRED UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

BIOL 171/171L and 172/172LIntroduction to Biology I and II8 cr.
CHEM 161/161L and 162/162L*General Chemistry I and II8 cr.
CHEM 272/272L and 273/273LOrganic Chemistry I and II9 cr.
BIOC 241 or higher**Biochemistry3 or 4 cr.
ENG 100 and higherComposition I and higher (2 courses)6 cr.

Courses must be taken at UHM or at a regionally accredited college or university. CLEP may not be used to satisfy any of the minimum requirements. No grade lower than “C” will be accepted. Credit for Pass/Fail courses will not be accepted. LECOM may accept AP credits if the student scores a four (4) or five (5) on the AP exam. When AP credits are accepted by LECOM, a replacement course applicable to the field of dental medicine or a course of similar academic rigor, if approved by the PAC Director, must be taken at UHM.

*If you are planning on taking a chemistry or math course for the first time, please make sure to fulfill the placement exam requirement prior to registration. Information on the chemistry placement exam can be found here, and information on the math placement exam can be found here.

**Please note that the prerequisites for BIOL 402/BIOC 441 are CHEM 273 and BIOL 275/L

LECOM does not require but strongly recommends the following courses to be taken prior to matriculation:

BIOL 275Cell and Molecular Biology3 cr.
BIOL 375*Genetics3 cr.
MICR 130/140L or higherGeneral Microbiology5 cr.
MICR/MCB 461**Immunology3 cr.
PHYL 141/141L and 142/142L (or PHYL 301/301L and 302/302L***)Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II8 or 10 cr.
PHYS 151/151L or 170/170LCollege Physics I4 or 5 cr.

Histology is also strongly recommended prior to matriculation but is not offered at UHM.

*Please note that the prerequisite for BIOL 375 is BIOL 275

**Please note that the prerequisite for MICR/MCB 461 is MICR 351 or BIOL 172

***Please note that the prerequisites for PHYL 301 are BIOL 171 and 172 and CHEM 161 or any BIOC course

Click here for a four-year sample plan for high school entry.

Click here for a four-year sample plan for undergraduate entry.

An Associated American Dental School Application Service application will not be required.

Contacts

If you would like to learn more about this program, please schedule an appointment with a pre-health peer advisor here

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2425 Campus Road, Sinclair Library 108
Honolulu, HI 96822
uhpac@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-8646

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Reserve your seat in the osteopathic medical school program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)!

LECOM and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) have developed a special Early Acceptance Program (EAP) that grants five qualified students a provisional early acceptance to LECOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree program each academic year using a rolling admissions process. Students have the option of attending the main campus in Erie, Pennsylvania which includes an additional location at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA or a branch campus in Bradenton, Florida.

Application to the EAP is separate from the application to the undergraduate school. A student may apply for EAP consideration as a high school senior or when they have at least two years left for their undergraduate degree. Students apply to enroll in the EAP here.

The EAP application opens in July of the year prior to UHM matriculation. Applicants wishing to be notified that they are qualified to receive their letter of provisional acceptance prior to May 1st of the year of UHM matriculation should complete the EAP application by March 1st of the year of UHM matriculation. UHM students applying for the EAP should complete the EAP application before starting their third year of study at UHM.

LECOM will review the application. If the student meets the requirements, LECOM will offer the student a list of EAP interview dates to self-schedule an interview. Following a successful interview, LECOM will notify the student that they qualify for a provisional letter of acceptance from LECOM and they will be enrolled for participation in the EAP upon approval by UHM and submission of their school email address to LECOM. The student and the Director of PAC will then be sent the provisional letter of acceptance. Additional requirements, including a final application to LECOM, must be met for final acceptance to LECOM, but another interview is not required.

The general requirements are listed below:

-Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
-Must not hold a bachelor’s degree or higher;
-Must have at least two years remaining as a full time student at the undergraduate institution;
-SAT Composite Score of 1240 or higher on a single exam or an ACT Composite score greater than or equal to 26 on a single exam (optional); and
-A high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or higher or if applicants are already attending UHM, they must have at least a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 and a science GPA of 3.2 or higher

Once accepted, students must fulfill the following requirements:

-Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
-Not be part of any other medical school’s accelerated program;
-Be enrolled in the Early Acceptance Program at UHM for at least two consecutive years prior to LECOM matriculation;
-Be enrolled at UHM as a full time student and maintain that status throughout their participation;
-Maintain a cumulative overall GPA of 3.4 or higher and a cumulative science GPA of 3.2 or higher;
-LECOM will not accept Pass/Fail grades for courses unless the course is not offered for a numerical or letter grade (A to F);
-Students enrolled in the EAP may be exempt from taking the MCAT if they have taken at least one biochemistry course and one genetics course and earned a grade of “C” or higher and provided LECOM official documentation of their SAT or ACT composite scores. A student not having a SAT/ACT score must take the MCAT and earn a composite score of 500 or higher by December 1st of the year prior to LECOM matriculation. Keep in mind September will be the last month the MCAT exam will be administered before the December 1st deadline each application cycle. BIOL/MBBE/PEPS 402 or BIOC 441 is strongly recommended to prepare for the MCAT.
-Shadowing an osteopathic physician is highly recommended but not required;
-Display the scholarly and professional potential to practice medicine and express a desire to become an osteopathic physician;
-Attend mandatory Affiliate On-Campus Day Event the year prior to matriculation, which is usually held the second week of August;
-Earn their bachelor’s degree by the last day of June of the year of LECOM matriculation;
-Matriculate at LECOM within one year from the original year of matriculation shown on the LECOM Provisional Letter of Acceptance.

MINIMUM UNDERGRADUATE COURSES REQUIRED

BIOL 171/171L and 172/172LIntroduction to Biology I and II8 cr.
CHEM 161/161L and 162/162LGeneral Chemistry I and II*8 cr.
CHEM 272/272L and 273/273L**Organic Chemistry I and II9 cr.
BIOC 241 or higher (BIOL/MBBE/PEPS 402 or BIOC 441 strongly recommended to prepare for the MCAT.***)Biochemistry3 or 4 cr.
BIOL 375****Genetics3 cr.
PHYS 151/151L (or PHYS 170/170L)College Physics 1 (or General Physics 1)4 or 5 cr.
ENG 100 and higherComposition I and higher (2 courses)6 cr.
ANTH, PHIL, PSY, and/or SOCBehavioral Science (2 courses)6 cr.

*If you are planning on taking a chemistry course for the first time, please make sure to fulfill the placement exam requirement prior to registration. Information on the chemistry placement exam can be found here.

**Biochemistry can be used in place of CHEM 273/273L.

***Please note that the prerequisites for BIOL/MBBE/PEPS 402 and BIOC 441 are BIOL 275 and CHEM 273. BIOL 275L is also a prerequisite for BIOL/MBBE/PEPS 402.

****Please note that the prerequisite for BIOL 375 is BIOL 275

Courses must be taken at UHM or at a regionally accredited college or university. CLEP may not be used to satisfy any of the minimum requirements. No grade lower than “C” will be accepted. Credit for Pass/Fail courses will not be accepted. LECOM may accept AP credits if the student scores a four (4) or five (5) on the AP exam. When AP credits are accepted by LECOM, a replacement course applicable to the field of medicine or a course of similar academic rigor, if approved by the PAC Director, must be taken at UHM.

Click here for a four-year sample plan for high school entry.

Click here for a four-year sample plan for undergraduate entry, with the MCAT.

Click here for a four-year sample plan for undergraduate entry, without the MCAT.

An American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine application will not be required.

Contacts

If you would like to learn more about this program, please schedule an appointment with a pre-health peer advisor here.

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2425 Campus Road, Sinclair Library 108
Honolulu, HI 96822
uhpac@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-8646

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Reserve your seat in the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP)!

DKICP and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) have developed a special Pre-Pharmacy Scholar Admissions Program (PPSAP) that grant qualified UHM students to have preferred enrollment into the DKICP Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Program each academic year.

Students must complete this application with at least two years remaining of their undergraduate education. PPSAP applicants must have a science and overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students enrolled in this program may not enroll in another PharmD early assurance/preferred acceptance program or apply to another school/college of pharmacy.

Students can apply to one of two tracks once they are accepted into UHM:

1) Prerequisite Coursework: Complete prerequisite coursework prior to completion of baccalaureate degree requirements but complete 3 years of undergraduate education at UHM. Must maintain a cumulative, science and prerequisite coursework GPA of 3.2 or higher. If admitted to the DKICP PharmD program, all students who successfully complete the first two years of PharmD curriculum are eligible and may receive the Bachelor of Arts in Pharmacy Studies.

2) Baccalaureate Degree (with prerequisite coursework): Earn a baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree prior to matriculating into DKICP. Must maintain a cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students must also be earning their first baccalaureate degree, be enrolled full-time at UHM and be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

To apply: Submit completed PPSAP Application Form (Fillable), which includes a personal statement and two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to DKICP by June 1st for the fall semester.

Once accepted: Complete prerequisites below by the end of the summer term prior to matriculation at DKICP and with a grade of “C” or better. Credit for Pass/Fail courses will not be accepted. DKICP will only accept AP credits for the English and Behavioral Science courses and only if the student earned a 4 or 5 on the AP exam.

Please note that one course may be used toward only one requirement.

BIOL 171/171L and 172/172LIntroduction to Biology I and II8 cr.
CHEM 161/162L and 162/162LGeneral Chemistry I and II*8 cr.
CHEM 272/272L and 273/273LOrganic Chemistry I and II9 cr.
COMG 151 or 251Personal and Public Speaking or Public Speaking3 cr.
ECON 130 or 131Economics3 cr.
ENG 100 and higherComposition I and higher6 cr.
ART, COM, DNCE, ENG, ES, HIST, HWST, LING, MUS, PHIL, REL, THEA, and/or foreign languageHumanities6 cr.
ANTH, HIST, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSY, SOC, WS, etc.Social/Behavioral Sciences6 cr.
ANTH 152, GEOG 102, HIST 151 or 152, REL 150, etc.World Cultures3 cr.
MATH 215, 241, or 251ACalculus I *4 cr.
MICR 130/140L
(or MICR 351/351L**)
General Microbiology
(or Biology of Microorganisms)
5 cr.
PHYL 141/141L and 142/142L
(or PHYL 301/L and 302/L)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II8 or 10 cr.

*If you are planning on taking a chemistry or math course for the first time, please make sure to fulfill the placement exam requirement prior to registration. Information on the chemistry placement exam can be found here, and information on the math placement exam can be found here.

**Please note that the prerequisites for MICR 351/L are BIOL 171 and CHEM 272/L. BIOL 275/L are recommended for MICR 351.

Click here for prerequisite course equivalencies for UH Mānoa.

Click here for the Prerequisite Coursework Track Sample Plan.

Click here for the Baccalaureate Degree Track Sample Plan.

Contacts

If you would like to learn more about this program, please schedule an appointment with a pre-health peer advisor here, or contact Lyssa Sakamoto. 

Lyssa Sakamoto
Pre-Pharmacy Advisor
Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy
University of Hawaiʻi – Hilo
prepharm@hawaii.edu
(808) 932-7790

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2425 Campus Road, Sinclair Library 108
Honolulu, HI 96822
uhpac@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-8646

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The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) have developed a special Preferred Acceptance Program (PAP) that grants qualified students provisional preferred acceptance each academic year.

UHM students seeking preferred acceptance (based on space available) into the program will have:

  1. Completed 7 of the 9 course prerequisites as listed below at the time of application
  2. Submitted official GRE scores
  3. Submitted 3 references (2 of the 3 must come from a physical therapist)
  4. Completed a minimum of 100 PT observation hours
  5. Submitted a verified PTCAS application by November 1st of the year prior to the desired year of matriculation into RMUoHP.

Final acceptance and admission to RMUoHP is subject to a review of degree completion prior to matriculation into the program.

Upon meeting the requirements listed above, preferred acceptance will be honored for up to 3 UHM students each year who have:

  1. Earned a baccalaureate degree, or are in their final year of progress towards degree completion;
  2. Achieved a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, and a 3.5 GPA in prerequisite courses, as listed in PTCAS (note: overall GPA used by RMUoHP is calculated by PTCAS; RMUoHP uses only the highest grade earned for prerequisite GPA calculations, in the event a course may have been repeated);
  3. Submitted official GRE scores, with minimum verbal and quantitative scores of 60% and a minimum analytical score of 3.5; and
  4. Completed a successful admissions interview.

In addition to preferred acceptance, any other UHM students will be guaranteed an interview for consideration of acceptance into the program who have:

  1. Earned a baccalaureate degree, or are in their final year of progress, at UHM;
  2. Achieved a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA, and a 3.4 GPA in prerequisite courses, as listed in PTCAS (note: overall GPA used by RMUoHP is calculated by PTCAS; RMUoHP uses only the highest grade earned for prerequisite GPA calculations, in the event a course may have been repeated); and
  3. Submitted official GRE scores, with minimum verbal and quantitative scores of 50% and a minimum analytical score of 3.0.

If more than 3 UHM students meet the application deadline and qualify for preferred acceptance status, the program will rank-order all priority applicants based on consideration of the full set of application materials and the evaluations from the admissions interview. The top three will move to the preferred acceptance status, and any students remaining will enter the guaranteed interview applicant pool.

The PTCAS application deadline for priority applicants is November 1st of the year prior to the desired year of matriculation into RMUoHP.

Undergraduate Coursework Admissions Requirements

ANTH, PSY and/or SOC (PSY 240* or FAMR/HDFS 230 preferred)Behavioral Science (2 courses)6 cr.
BIOL 171Introduction to Biology I3 cr.
CHEM 161/L, 162/L, 272/L, 273/L and/or Biochemistry (BIOC 241 or higher)General Chemistry I* and II, Organic Chemistry I and II and/or Biochemistry8 cr.
PHYL 141/L and 142/L (or 301/L and 302/L)Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II8 or 10 cr.
PHYS 151/151L and 152/152L (or PHYS 170/170L and 272/L)College Physics I and II (or General Physics I and II)8 or 9 cr.
PSY 225** or ECON 321Statistics3 cr.

*If you are planning on taking a chemistry course for the first time, please make sure to fulfill the placement exam requirement prior to registration. Information on the chemistry placement exam can be found here.

**The prerequisite course for PSY 225 and 240 is PSY 100. PSY 225 cannot be double-dipped for the Behavioral Sciences course requirement.

The program uses only the highest grade earned in its prerequisite GPA calculations if a course was repeated. The program does not recalculate the cumulative GPA provided by PTCAS.

Prerequisite coursework older than 10 years not accepted.

For questions regarding acceptance of Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits, please contact RMUoHP directly here.

Click here for a four-year sample plan.

Nothing in this agreement is intended to negate the usual process of student evaluation or supersede final decisions on admissions. All decisions for Admission into the program are made by the Admissions Committee. Final decisions for all applicants are based on consideration of the full set of application materials and the evaluations from the admissions interview. As with all acceptances, students may be given provisional acceptance indicating that some of the admissions requirements need to be completed prior to matriculation into the program. Provisional acceptances are generally offered to those students completing final prerequisite courses prior to program entry. These students receive a letter from the Director of Admissions that describes which courses, materials, or other requirements that need to be completed.

The Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a WICHE designated program. Please check with the program to determine whether they are participating in WICHE for your intended year of entry.

WICHE:  Hawai`i residents are eligible to participate in the Professional School Exchange Program (PSEP), a service of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). PSEP enables qualified residents from WICHE participating states affordable access to enroll in selected out of state professional healthcare programs at participating WICHE institutions when such programs are not available at a public institution in their home state. Many Hawai‘i residents must attend professional schools out-of-state to obtain the necessary education and training needed for professional healthcare positions. Therefore, the State of Hawai‘i, through WICHE PSEP, helps subsidize the tuition costs for qualifying Hawai‘i residents to attend a participating WICHE PSEP program. In return, WICHE PSEP students are required to return to work in the State after completing their program of study.

PSEP selected students pay reduced levels of tuition at the WICHE participating institution. The home state pays a negotiated “support fee” designed to cover a portion of the cost of the students’ education; this fee is paid directly to the enrolling program’s institution. No payments are made directly to students. Students enrolled at public institutions generally pay the resident tuition rate, however, students may be required to pay the unmet non-resident tuition differential if the WICHE PSEP support fee does not cover the entire non-resident tuition differential. Students enrolled at private institutions pay the balance of the full private tuition minus the WICHE PSEP support fee.

Support is available to a limited number of Hawai‘i residents studying physical therapy and enrolling at participating WICHE PSEP schools. For a list of participating schools, click here.

For more information on the Hawai’i WICHE PSEP program, please click here.

Note: To be considered for this scholarship, you must apply one full year in advance of matriculation, generally in the summer of your application year.

Contacts

If you would like to learn more about this program, please schedule an appointment with a pre-health peer advisor here

Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2425 Campus Road, Sinclair Library 108
Honolulu, HI 96822
uhpac@hawaii.edu
(808) 956-8646