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ODU and OU Announce Med School Early Acceptance Program

New Ohio Dominican University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Partnership Assures Top High School Students a Path to Medical School

James Crosby | 8/20/2013, 3:39 p.m.

This joint program is available to select undergraduate students who:

· Have achieved a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have received a score of at least 28 on their ACT.

· Have completed four years of English, Mathematics and Science courses, including Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

To remain in the program, students must meet certain criteria, which include maintaining a 3.7 overall cumulative GPA and a 3.6 cumulative GPA in all undergraduate science courses.

To qualify for the first class entering in the fall of 2014, high school seniors must be admitted to ODU no later than Nov. 15, 2013. Qualified applicants will be interviewed and accepted into the program by ODU and OU-HCOM administrators.

Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a national leader in training primary care physicians. The college is number one in Ohio and 11th nationally in medical schools that graduate physicians who practice in underserved rural areas. The state’s only osteopathic medical school, the college opens a new site in Dublin, Ohio, in 2014, and in northeast Ohio in affiliation with Cleveland Clinic in 2015.