Pre-Dental Affiliation Programs
High school seniors interested in this program must contact LECOM directly using the inquiry link on the LECOM 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 Dental 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 Dental Medicine Program.
Elizabethtown College has an agreement for preferred admission to West Virginia University School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program following four years (4+4 program) at Elizabethtown College. In order to apply to the 4+4 program, by the end of the sophomore year the student must: 1) have an overall GPA of at least 3.6 in courses taken at the college; 2) have successfully completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of the courses listed below; 3) have taken at least one Chemistry and one Biology core course per semester during their freshman year; 4) be on track to complete the Physics and Mathematics core courses by the end of their sophomore year; 5) have at least 10 hours of documented observation in one or more general dental practices; and 6) successfully complete a personal interview at the WVU School of Dentistry. A student may major in any discipline. For program information and additional admissions requirements, contact the Chair of HPAC.
Dentistry Suggested Coursework
|Minimum Requirement||E-town Recommended||Typical Semester Taken|
|Biology (8 hours)||
|Fall, First Year
Spring, Second Year or later
|English (8 hours)||
2nd ENG Course
|Fall/Spring, First Year
Prior to end of third year
|Chemistry (two years including organic chemistry)||
|Fall, First Year
Spring, First Year
Fall, Second Year
Spring, Second Year
|Physics (8 hours)||
|Fall, Third Year
Spring, Third 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 dental school you should look at a dental school's website.