Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) Medicine Affiliation Programs

4+4 Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine - Primary Care Program

Individuals are invited by HPAC to apply to this program during their senior year of high school after they have applied to Elizabethtown College (EC). Note: Applications to Elizabethtown College must be submitted before December 15th to be considered for this program. Applicants to EC will be invited to apply to the primary care program based on the following criteria:

  1. Applicant to EC must show an interest in medicine in their application.
  2. Applicant to EC must be a Pennsylvania resident.
  3. Applicant to EC must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class.
  4. Applicant to EC must obtain a minimum score of 1250 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  5. Applicant to EC must have completed (a) three years of natural sciences including:  biology, chemistry, and physics and (b) mathematics through trigonometry (calculus is recommended).

Students meeting this criterion will be asked to complete an essay describing why they seek to practice in a rural and/or medically underserved area and why they have an interest in practicing primary care medicine. Students will interview with HPAC before being recommended for a second interview with the admissions committee at PSU College of Medicine. Those deemed to have excellent potential for a career in primary care will be simultaneously accepted for the Pre-Medical Primary Care Program at Elizabethtown as well as be granted provisional acceptance to the PSU College of Medicine. 


 

3+4 or 4+4 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Early Acceptance Program

High school seniors interested in this program must contact LECOM directly using the inquiry link on the LECOM portal website.  Following the interested student’s LECOM interview, LECOM will notify Elizabethtown College's HPAC and the student that s/he does or does not qualify for a letter of provisional acceptance to the LECOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program.

Students already at Elizabethtown College (EC) may apply to this program in their first or second year at EC. Contact the Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee for further information regarding this program. Following the interested student’s LECOM interview, LECOM will notify Elizabethtown College's HPAC and the student that s/he does or does not qualify for a letter of provisional acceptance to the LECOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program.


 

3+4 or 4+4 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Program

Students already at Elizabethtown College (EC) are invited by HPAC to apply to this program in their second or third year at EC. Contact the Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee for further information regarding this program. Following the interested student’s PCOM interview, PCOM will notify Elizabethtown College's HPAC and the student that s/he does or does not qualify for a letter of provisional acceptance to the PCOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program.

Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) Medicine Suggested Coursework

Minimum Requirement

E-town Recommended

Typical Semester Taken

Biology (8 hours)

BIO 111
BIO 112 *

Fall, First Year
Spring, First Year

Physics (8 hours)

PHYS 103
PHYS 104 *

Fall, Third Year
Spring, Third Year

English (8 hours)

ENG 100
2nd ENG Course

Fall/Spring, First Year
Prior to end of third year

Chemistry (two years of chemistry through organic)

CH 105
CH 113 *
CH 213 *
CH 242*

Fall, First Year
Spring, First Year
Fall, Second Year
Spring, Second Year

* Pre-requisite exists. Consult most recent E-town College Catalog for details.

Note: To find school-specific requirements for each U.S. and Canadian medical school, see either a medical school's website or the Medical School Admission Requirement website.