University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Pre-Medicine

Program Contact: Yaich, Lauren
Merwine, David

Interested in a career in medicine? Think you might want to be a doctor? Well, you will eventually need to earn a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree. But first, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree. You can do that on our campus.

While you’re here, you can choose any major. However, most of our students who are in medical school or who are now doctors majored in biology. Once you earn a four-year degree, you can apply to medical school. 

We have an agreement with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA, which will allow you to enter their medical school after just three years of undergraduate coursework, enabling you to become a doctor in even less time. In each case, these agreements mean that if you meet certain requirements, you will automatically be admitted to one of their doctoral programs.

What you can do with a degree in Pre-Medicine .

Course Requirements

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Affiliation Agreement (3 + 4 Accelerated Program in Primary Care Medicine):

If you have successfully completed specific core course requirements on our campus, you may continue your education in medicine at LECOM after your third year of undergraduate coursework. A bachelor’s degree from Pitt-Bradford will be awarded after the successful completion of your first year of medical school classes at LECOM. In order to be admitted into this program, you  must have an SAT (or ACT equivalent) score of 1170 (math and critical reading sections), a high school GPA of 3.5, exhibit potential for osteopathic medicine, and complete a personal interview at LECOM. If you're  interested in participating in this program, you should contact Dr. Lauren Yaich at yaich@pitt.edu.

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