Agreements with Programs in the Health Professions
Stetson-Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Early Acceptance Programs
Stetson University and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton, Florida, have developed programs that offer qualified students early conditional acceptance into LECOM’s osteopathic medical (DO), dental, and pharmacy programs. These programs are available for entering first-year as well as current students prior to their junior year. Admission to these programs require submission of an application, either an academic index score (AIS) greater than 115 (calculated using an SAT or ACT score and high school GPA) or specific Stetson GPAs, an interview, and attendance at an event on LECOM’s campus. The GPA requirements are a 3.0 science and 3.1 cumulative GPA after the freshman year and 3.2 science and 3.4 cumulative GPA after the senior year. For the DO program, if the AIS requirement is not met, an MCAT score of 500 or above is required. For the dental program, DAT scores above 18 are required. The PCAT is not required for the pharmacy program. The course requirements for each program are slightly different but all include a grade of C or better in Introductory Biology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, Organic Chemistry I and II, and Physics I and II.
Stetson-AdventHealth University Articulation Agreements
Stetson University and AdventHealth University (AHU) in Orlando, Florida have articulation agreements that offer admission to up to two students per year in AHU’s physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) programs. A Stetson cumulative GPA above 3.65 and very good GRE scores (verbal ≥ 157, quantitative ≥ 161, analytical writing ≥ 4.5) as well as a grade of C or better in Introductory Biology I and II, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, Introductory Psychology, a statistics course, and a human development course are required for the PT program. A Stetson cumulative GPA above 3.3, GRE scores (combined ≥ 297, analytical writing ≥ 4.0), a grade of C or better in Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Introductory, Abnormal, and Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, an introductory Biology, Chemistry, or Physics course, a statistics course, and Medical Terminology and Pathology, as well as 20 hours of observation of an OT are required for the OT program.
For additional information about these programs, please contact Professor Michael King in the Department of Biology, or Dean Elizabeth Skomp at Stetson, or the Admissions Office at LECOM or AHU.