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Dual Degree Program with The Commonwealth Medical College

University of the Sciences has a cooperative agreement with The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) in Scranton, Pennsylvania, that helps you make a direct entry to medical school.

Our special arrangement with TCMC guarantees seven seats each year for qualified USciences graduates participating in this program provided students have successfully completed their undergraduate prerequisites for medical school at USciences and fulfilled the admission requirements for TCMC’s doctor of medicine program. As a student in this program, you will complete four years at USciences in any bachelor of science major and four years at TCMC, earning both BS and MD degrees.

About The Commonwealth Medical College

  • One of the newest allopathic medical schools in the United States, TCMC focuses on providing community-based distributive model healthcare, offering you early clinical exposure, a multigenerational family to follow for four years, a primary care mentor, and clinical experiences in years one and two.
  • Website: www.thecommonwealthmedical.com and dean’s blog: newmedicalschool.blogspot.com
  • TCMC has a strong interest in you if you are a Pennsylvania student with a history of community service who wants to have an impact on the community-based delivery of healthcare.

Eligibility Requirements

Current USciences Students

If you are currently enrolled at USciences, you are eligible to apply to this program after you have completed the first undergraduate year (U1) at USciences but not later than one week after the end of the spring semester of your second undergraduate year (U2). You qualify for application to this program if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum 1200 SAT score (combined critical reading and mathematics) or 25 ACT (composite)
  • Overall USciences GPA of 3.5 
  • No course grade less than a “B”
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and of the desire to become a primary care provider
High School Applicants

If you are a highly motivated student in your final year of high school, you are eligible to apply to this program provided you meet the following entrance criteria:

  • Minimum 1200 SAT score (combined critical reading and mathematics) or 25 ACT (composite)
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.40 (4.0 scale)
  • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and of the desire to become a primary care provider

Program Requirements

Prior to acceptance
  • Meet all eligibility requirements as stated above
  • Be interviewed by the pre-medical professions team
While matriculated at USciences

While enrolled in the program at USciences, you will complete a BS degree and the courses required for admission to TCMC. You are required to maintain specific GPA and other performance standards. An interview at TCMC is required for admission to the medical school.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Lisa Thayer, MEd
Assistant Director of Pre-Health
Professions Programs
Misher College of Arts and Sciences
215.596.8827
l.thayer@usciences.edu

 

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