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Pre-Medicine Early-Acceptance Programs

As an alternative to the 4-year Pre-Medicine programs at Saint Francis University, some students apply to early-acceptance programs with affiliated universities for a fast-track experience.

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    Saint Francis University has partnered with a number of outstanding professional schools that offer early provisional acceptance, and, in some cases, accelerated programs in which students transfer to professional school after two or three years at SFU. For more information on early-acceptance programs, please contact Dr. Marian Langer, SFU Pre-Medicine Coordinator: mlanger@francis.edu.

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    Early Acceptance Programs

    • Pre-Medicine
    • Pre-Dentistry
    • Pre-Optometry
    • Pre-Pharmacy
    • Pre-Podiatry
    Pre-Medicine

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

    Under a joint agreement between the Lake Erie University of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and SFU, undergraduate students are enrolled jointly by SFU and LECOM. The program is comprised of two phases: phase I consists of the first three or four years (depending on which program you select) of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of medical school education at LECOM. Saint Francis University will confer the Bachelor of Science degree to students enrolled in the "3+4" track upon successful completion of the first year of LECOM's academic curriculum.

    View the SFU Biology/LECOM 3+4 Plan of Study

    View the SFU Biology/LECOM 4+4 Plan of Study

    Learn More About LECOM's Early Acceptance Programs

     See Requirements: View the SFU Academic Catalog.

     

    Pre-Dentistry

    Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University

    Under a joint agreement between Kornberg School of Dentistry Temple University and Saint Francis University, select undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at SFU may continue their education in dentistry at Temple University in this program of study. This accelerated academic program is referred to as The "3+4" Accelerated Program Leading to the Baccalaureate and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degrees (or Program). The program is comprised of two phases: Phase I consists of the first three years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of dental school education at Temple University. Saint Francis University will confer the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree to students who have successfully completed the first year of Temple University School of Dentistry's academic curriculum.

    Read More about the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry

     

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Dental Medicine

    Under a joint agreement between the Lake Erie University of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and SFU, undergraduate students are enrolled jointly by SFU and LECOM. The program is comprised of two phases: phase I consists of four years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of dental school education at LECOM. Saint Francis University will confer the Bachelor of Science degree to students after the completion of the first phase of the program.

    View the SFU Biology/LECOM 4+4 Plan of Study

    Learn More About LECOM's Early Acceptance Programs 

     

    Pre-Optometry

    Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Salus University

    Under a joint agreement between the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO)/ Salus University and SFU, undergraduate students who have successfully completed specific core course requirements at SFU may continue their education in medicine at PCO in this program of study. The program is comprised of two phases: phase I consists of the first three years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis; Phase II consists of the remaining four years of optometry school education at PCO. Saint Francis University will confer the Bachelor of Science degree to students upon successful completion of the first year of PCO academic curriculum.

    View the SFU Biology/Salus PCO 3+4 Plan of Study

    Read More about the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University

    See Requirements: View the SFU Academic Catalog

     

    Pre-Pharmacy

    Mylan School of Pharmacy, Duquesne University

    Saint Francis University maintains a pre-pharmacy program in affiliation with Duquesne University.  This program exists as a "2+4" or "3+4" program.  They operate as follows:

    • 2+4 Early-Entry Program: Students accepted into this program apply to Duquesne University and receive preferential consideration for admission after their second year at SFU.  Upon acceptance at Duquesne, they begin pharmacy school and receive a Associate's Degree in Bio-Chemical Sciences at Saint Francis University.
    • 3+4 Early-Entry Program: As above, students in this program receive preferential consideration for admission to the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University.  In this case, however, students complete a third year at Saint Francis before beginning pharmacy school.  Subsequently, once they complete their first year of Pharmacy school, students receive a B.S. in Biology from Saint Francis University.

    View the SFU Bio-Chemical Sciences/Duquesne Pharmacy 2+4 Plan of Study

    View the SFU Biology/Duquesne Pharmacy 3+4 Plan of Study

    Read More about the Mylan School of Pharmacy

     

    School of Pharmacy, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Saint Francis University maintains several different pharmacy programs in affiliation with LECOM.  They differ in the number of years a student enrolled in the program would spend at Saint Francis University, and the degree that students would receive from SFU.

    • 2+ Track Accelerated Program in Pharmacy - Students spend two years at Saint Francis University before matriculating to LECOM School of Pharmacy to complete their Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).  Students can receive an Associate's Degree in Bio-Chemical Sciences from Saint Francis University at the conclusion of their first two years.  View the SFU Academic Catalog.
    • 3+ or 4+ Track Accelerated Program in Pharmacy - Students spend either three or four years at Saint Francis University before matriculating to LECOM School of Pharmacy to complete their Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.).  Students receive a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Francis University upon completion of their fourth year in the program (students in the 3+ receive their B.S. after completing their first year at LECOM).  View the SFU Academic Catalog.

    View the SFU Bio-Chemical Sciences/LECOM 2+4 Pharmacy Plan of Study

    View the SFU Biology/LECOM 3+4 Pharmacy Plan of Study

    Learn More About LECOM's Accelerated Programs

     

    Pre-Podiatry

    Temple University, School of Podiatric Medicine

    In a joint program with Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, students accepted in this program complete three years of undergraduate education at Saint Francis University. After successful completion of their undergraduate curriculum, they matriculate into Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine.

    View the SFU Biology/Temple Podiatry Plan of Study

    Read More: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Accelerated Program

    See Requirements: View the SFU Academic Catalog