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 a partnership with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida.

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 Program

In the 4+4 program, you must complete four years at USciences as a biology or biomedical science 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 Pre-Health Advising at g.farber@usciences.edu, and apply for either program option after completing your first or second undergraduate year at USciences.

Partner Program Application Timeline

Apply to the Early Acceptance Program via LECOM by March 1stbefore matriculating to USciences

Complete AADSAS application by November 15th of the year prior to matriculating

Or

Apply via USciences end of their first or second undergraduate year. 

Requirements

  • Only Biology or Biomedical Science Majors Eligible
  • Maintain an overall GPA ≥ 3.4 and a science GPA ≥ 3.2
  • No grade lower than a C
  • DAT score of 19 or higher
  • Complete a minimum of 100 hours of shadowing
  • Additional requirements here

Contact:

Grace A. Farber, PhD
Pre-Health Director

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

267-295-3157

Email:

g.farber@usciences.edu