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 California State University, Fullerton

Linkage Requirements

Application Deadlines

Western U Linkages Deadlines: 

  • Deadline: January 6, 2014 no later than 5 pm: 
  • Materials due include: Application (Click here to download application)
  • Deadline: January 16, 2014: 
  • Materials due include: Letters of Evaluation, Transcript or TDA showing course grades through Fall 2013

GWU Linkage

  • Deadline: September 28, 2014
  • Materials due: AMCAS Application 

LECOM Linkage

  • Materials Due: Completion of LECOM program application found at: https://portal.lecom.edu/ICS/Affiliated_Undergrad_College_Inquiry.jnz
  • Students already matriculated at CSUF should complete the LECOM on-line enrollment form before February 1st of their second year of study at CSUF. A student must enroll by the end of their first semester of the second year at CSUF.

All application materials should be mailed to:

CSUF Linkage Programs
University Hall 223
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834-6848

 or emailed to: hpadvising@fullerton.edu

Acceptance into the Linkage Program is provisional upon completion of all requirements which include but are not limited to:

  1. Applicants must submit a centralized application (AACOMAS, AACPMAS, PHARMCAS, OPTOMCAS) on or before the schools’ closing date.
  2. For the DO linkages, MCAT must be completed by January of the year you wish to matriculate.
  3. For the DPM linkage the MCAT must be completed no later than April of the year you wish to matriculate .
  4. All courses on the study plan must be completed by the end of Spring 2015 with no grades below B and an overall GPA of 3.3 for undergraduates and 3.6 for PHPC students. (overall GPA of 3.6 for GWU)
  5. A grade or B or below, a grade of Incomplete or Fail or a semester GPA below 3.3 will be grounds for review and potentially revoking of the acceptance into the Linkage Program.
  6. Appropriate and required involvement in community and clinical activities.
  7. All additional requirements as indicated in contract letter.

Allopathic (MD) Linkage
George Washington University (Pre Health Professions Certificate Students Only)

 Requirements to apply:

1) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above.
2) PB GPA Application with 3.6 minimum G.P.A. and with no science grade below B-
3) Letters of Reference (one must be from an MD)
4) All Official College Transcripts- indicating G.P.A.’s
5) SAT/ACT Scores (any other college level standard tests taken)(If applicable)
6) Essay regarding interest in The George Washington University School of Medicine

Linkage program requirements:

1) Support of the Health Professions Committee at CSUF.
2) Recommendation (following interview) of Admissions Committee at The George Washington University SOM.
3) Accepted candidates must complete all of their academic work in the PHPC Program at California State University, Fullerton and maintain a 3.6 grade point average in that program. 
4) All accepted candidates must take the MCATs by January of the intended matriculation year and earn a total of 30. One subtest can be 9 (no lower).

Osteopathic (DO) Linkage
Western University of Health Sciences

Requirements to apply:  
1) Minimum grades of B+ in science classes. 
2) At least 8 hours of shadowing a DO. 
3) Undergraduates should have an overall GPA of 3.3. 
4) Essay regarding interest in the DO program at WesternU

Linkage program requirements:  
1) Support of the Health Professions Committee at CSUF. 
2) Recommendation (following interview) of Admissions Committee at WesternU. Maintain overall science GPA of 3.3. 
3) MCATs total 24 or above (no score below 8) must be completed by January of the intended matriculation year.

Podiatry (DPM) Linkage  
Western University of Health Science, College of Podiatric Medicine

 Requirements to apply: 

1) Completed their first year of prerequisite premedical courses and/or transfer students in their first year at CSUF
2) One letter of recommendation from science faculty and one podiatric physician or surgeon
3) Undergraduates should have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.  and GPA of 3.0 or above in science coursework
4) A total of 22 on the MCAT with no score lower than 7 and a minimum of “M” on the written section.

Linkage program requirements: 
1) Support of the Health Professions Committee at CSUF. 

 

Optometry Linkage
Western University of Health Sciences

Requirements to apply:

  1. Completed the sequence of general biology (Bio 172/273)
  2. CSUF will supply the WesternU/Pharmacy EAP Committee with copies of the nominee’s resume, a letter of recommendation from the CSUF Pre-Health Professions EAP Committee, two additional recommendation letters from science or math faculty, and official CSUF and high school transcripts. Students will also submit a personal statement discussing their motivation toward health care in general and Optometry in particular.  Students who will contribute to diversity in the profession and/or are from disadvantaged backgrounds will be given preference.

In addition to the standard minimum required course work to meet the academic prerequisites for Western University of Health Sciences, College of Optometry, students must be qualified to receive their baccalaureate degree from CSUF or complete the PHPC Program prior to matriculation in WesternU/Optometry.  Students are expected to demonstrate motivation and personal qualities that give evidence of their suitability for a career in Optometry. 

Linkage Program Requirements:

The criteria for final acceptance to WesternU/Optometry shall be as follows:

  1. Completion of their undergraduate course work with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 and a GPA of 3.30 or above in science coursework.  Students in the Health Professions certificate program must, in addition, have completed the certificate with at least 47 units and a GPA of 3.60 or above.
  2. Supportive letters of reference from the faculty Director of Health Professions Program at CSUF, and one additional science faculty member and an optometrist.
  3. Submission of completed optometry primary application (OptomCAS) no later than November 1 of the year prior to that of intended matriculation at WesternU/Optometry.  Submission of secondary application materials as requested by WU.
  4. Evidence of suitability for the health care professions, as indicated by (1) a disciplinary record entirely free of felony convictions or a proven violation of a standard of student conduct as defined by section 41301 of Title V, (2) shadowing with health care professional, as arranged in cooperation with WesternU/Optometry, and (3) a successful interview at WesternU/Optometry.

Pharmacy Linkage
Western University of Health Sciences

Requirements to apply:

  1. Completed the sequence of general biology (Bio 172/273)
  2. CSUF will supply the WesternU/Pharmacy EAP Committee with copies of the nominee’s resume, a letter of recommendation from the CSUF Pre-Health Professions EAP Committee, two additional recommendation letters from science or math faculty, and official CSUF and high school transcripts.  Students will also submit a personal statement discussing their motivation toward health care in general and pharmacy in particular.  Students who will contribute to diversity in the profession and/or are from disadvantaged backgrounds will be given preference.
  3. In addition to the standard minimum required course work to meet the academic prerequisites for Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, students must be qualified to receive their baccalaureate degree from CSUF or complete the PHPC Program prior to matriculation in WesternU/Pharmacy.  Students are expected to demonstrate motivation and personal qualities that give evidence of their suitability for a career in pharmacy. 

Linkage Requirements:

When a student accepts admission to the CSUF/WesternU Pharmacy EAP, she/he will authorize CSUF to provide what information WesternU requires, as permitted by FERPA, to determine student eligibility.  The criteria for final acceptance to WesternU/Pharmacy shall be as follows:

  1. Completion of their undergraduate course work with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.10, and a GPA of 3.0 or above in science coursework.  Students in the Health Professions certificate program must, in addition, have completed the certificate with at least 47 units and a GPA of 3.6 or above.
  2. Supportive letters of reference from the faculty Director of Health Professions Program at CSUF, and one additional science faculty member and/or a pharmacist.
  3. Submission of completed Pharm.D. primary application (Pharm.CAS) no later than November 1 of the year prior to that of intended matriculation at WesternU/Pharmacy.  Submission of secondary application materials as requested by WU.
  4. Evidence of suitability for the health care professions, as indicated by
    • A disciplinary record entirely free of felony convictions or a proven violation of a standard of student conduct as defined by section 41301 of Title V
    • Shadowing with health care professional, as arranged in cooperation with WesternU/Pharmacy
    • A successful interview at WesternU/Pharmacy.

Osteopathic (DO) Linkage
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

There are two campuses with which CSUF has linkages:

The Erie, Pennsylvania campus offers three learning pathways (traditional Lecture-Discussion Pathway, small-group, Problem-Based Learning Pathway, or the self-learning Independent Study Pathway) while Bradenton, Florida students enroll in Problem Based Learning. LECOM Erie also offers the Primary Care Scholars Pathway designed to attract more students to primary care and family medicine by condensing four years of medical education into three years.

Undergraduates are eligible to apply after completing two semesters of General Chemistry and General Biology and one semester of calculus. Students can apply to only one campus.

Requirements to apply:

  1. Inquiry -- Go to LECOM's portal ( http://portal.lecom.edu ) or link to the portal through our website (www.lecom.edu). This is an Link on the left side of the page called "Affiliated Undergraduate College Inquiry".  
  2. Students already matriculated at CSUF should complete the LECOM on-line enrollment form before February 1st of their second year of study at CSUF.

Linkage program requirements:

  1. Provisional acceptance by LECOM
  2. Support of the Health Professions Committee at CSUF. 
  3. MCATs total 24 or above (no score below 8) must be completed by April of the intended matriculation year.

A student must enroll by the end of their first semester of the second year at CSUF.

Pharmacy Linkage
LECOM School of Pharmacy

The Erie, Pennsylvania campus offers three learning pathways (traditional Lecture-Discussion Pathway, small-group, Problem-Based Learning Pathway, or the self-learning Independent Study Pathway) while Bradenton, Florida students enroll in Problem Based Learning. 

Undergraduates are eligible to apply after completing two semesters of General Chemistry and General Biology and one semester of calculus. Students can apply to only one campus.

Requirements to apply: 

  1. Inquiry -- Go to LECOM's portal (http://portal.lecom.edu) or link to the portal through our website (www.lecom.edu). This is an Link on the left side of the page called "Affiliated Undergraduate College Inquiry".  
  2. Students already matriculated at CSUF should complete the LECOM on-line enrollment form before February 1st of their second year of study at CSUF.

Linkage program requirements: 

  1. Provisional acceptance by LECOM
  2. Support of the Health Professions Committee at CSUF. 
  3. Recommendation (following interview) of Admissions Committee at LECOM. Maintain overall science GPA of 3.3. 

A student must enroll by the end of their first semester of the second year at CSF.