Early Acceptance Program with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Dental Medicine

If you’re interested in becoming a dentist, USciences offers an invitation-only arrangement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida.

Admission to this early acceptance program is exclusive—application is by invitation only to students already accepted to USciences who meet specific eligibility requirements. There are only five seats reserved each year for USciences students. Applicants meeting specific requirements will be interviewed by LECOM. Students who receive a provisional acceptance to LECOM and accept the offer may not apply to any other dental school. Application to another dental school will result in the loss of the student’s provisional acceptance.

4+4 BS/DMD Dual Degree Program

In the 4+4 program, you must complete four years at USciences in any major to earn your Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Then, after successful completion of four years at LECOM, you’ll receive your Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must demonstrate a desire to become a dentist and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

High School Applicants

Highly motivated students in their final year of high school must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to apply:

  • Minimum test scores: (single exam, no superscores); and
    • Old SAT: 1170 (Critical Reading & Math)
    • New SAT: 1240 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math)
    • ACT: 26 (Composite)
  • Minimum high school (unweighted) grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale); or Minimum Academic Index Score of 115, calculated based on ACT score or SAT score (single exam) and GPA

Current USciences Students

Current USciences students are eligible to apply if there are seats available in the desired program and they meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum test scores: (single exam, no superscores); and
    • Old SAT: 1170 (Critical Reading & Math)
    • New SAT: 1240 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math)
    • ACT: 26 (Composite)
  • Minimum high school (unweighted) grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale); or Minimum Academic Index Score of 115, calculated based on ACT score or SAT score (single exam) and USciences GPA

Notify Laura Mangano, Pre-Med Advisor, and apply for either program option after completing your first or second undergraduate year at USciences.

Application Process

  • Submit Early Acceptance Program Inquiry on LECOM’s website
    • For high school students: by March 1 in order to receive the letter of provisional acceptance prior to May 1 (national deadline for seniors to select a college)
    • For current USciences students: before starting their third year at USciences
  • Submit Dual Degree Application to Laura Mangano, Pre-Med Advisor
  • Interview with LECOM
  • Receive letter of provisional acceptance following successful interview

Criteria for Continued Participation in Program

In order to remain in the program, students must achieve and maintain the following:

  • Minimum cumulative overall GPA of 3.4
  • Minimum cumulative science GPA of 3.2
  • Minimum DAT score of 19 (Academic Average)

Contact:

Admission or Application-related Questions:
Admission Office

Phone:

215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu

Contact:

Program Information:
Laura A. Mangano, MEd
Associate Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising

Address:

Misher College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8753

Email:

l.mangano@usciences.edu