• Program Designation:   Pre-Professional

    Program Contact: Dr. Lauren Yaich

    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 .

    Program Requirements:

    Transfer Program Requirements

    Minimum prerequisites include:

    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 bachelors 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

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

    Additional Information:

    The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, in cooperation with University of Pittsburgh graduate programs and other graduate schools, offers several guarantee options for graduate and professional schools.