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Dual Degree Program (MD) with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

University of the Sciences has a cooperative agreement with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in Camden, New Jersey, that offer a direct entry option to medical school.

Our special arrangement with CMSRU guarantees four seats each year for qualified USciences graduates participating in this program. Students must successfully complete their undergraduate prerequisites for medical school at USciences and fulfilled the admission requirements for CMSRU’s doctor of medicine program. This articulation agreement is for students dedicated to serving urban and underserved populations especially in southern New Jersey. Application is by invitation only. Students who are residents of New Jersey or urban Philadelphia and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply to this program.

As a student in this program, you will complete four years at USciences in any bachelor of science major and four years at CMSRU, earning both BS and MD degrees.

About Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

  • One of the newest allopathic medical schools in the United States, CMSRU focuses on service to the Camden community, early clinical exposure, and an innovative curriculum in a new, state-of-the art medical education building. More details.
  • Website: http://www.rowan.edu/coopermed/

Eligibility Requirements

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 1150 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 25% of your graduating class
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and of the desire to become a primary care provider in urban communities
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

Application Process – Deadline 2nd Friday of December

Current USciences Students:

If you are currently enrolled at USciences, there are two opportunities to apply to this program. You are eligible to apply after you have completed the first undergraduate year (U1) at USciences and again during the spring semester of your second undergraduate year (U2). You qualify for application to this program if you meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum 1150 SAT score (combined critical reading and mathematics) or 25 ACT (composite)
  • Overall USciences GPA of 3.5
  • No course grade less than a “C”
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and of the desire to become a primary care provider in urban communities
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident

Program Requirements

Prior to acceptance
  • Meet all eligibility requirements as stated above
  • Be interviewed by the Pre-Professional Advisory Committee at USciences
While matriculated at USciences

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

More Information

Admission Questions

Please contact our Admission office at 215-596-8810 or admit@usciences.edu with any admission related questions.

Program Information

For questions about the program, please contact:

Laura A. Mangano, MEd
Associate Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising
Misher College of Arts and Sciences
215.596.8753
l.mangano@usciences.edu

 

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