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 California State University, Fullerton

Linkage Requirements

Allopathic (MD) Linkage 

George Washington University (Post Baccalaureate Students Only)

This is only for Post Baccalaureate Certificate students who apply in November of their first semester at CSUF.

 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 Post-Baccalaureate 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).

 

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona (DO Linkage)

Undergraduates are eligible to apply after completing two semesters of General Chemistry and General Biology and one semester of calculus. Post Baccalaureate Certificate students would apply in the November of their first semester.

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.

 

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO Linkage)

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) 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 DO program at LECOM

Linkage program requirements:

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

The enrollment process takes two steps: 

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".  After clicking on this the interested student will be asked to complete a simple inquiry form.  When we receive the form, we will process it and send the student a username, password and directions for completing the application.

2. Application -- Return to the LECOM portal and complete the application.  Again, this is a pretty short form and shouldn't take much time.  I have included a compilation of the application form in the attached document.

 

DDS program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

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. 

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. Students must maintain both a cumulative overall and science GPA equal or greater than 3.00 at the end of each term in all years.
4) Essay regarding interest in DO program at LECOM

Linkage program requirements:

1) Support of the Health Professions Committee at CSUF.
2) Recommendation (following interview) of Admissions Committee at LECOM.  Maintain overall science GPA of 3.3. 
3) MCATs total 24 or above (no score below 8) must be completed by April of the intended matriculation year.
4) Students already matriculated at CSUF should complete the LECOM on-line enrollment form before February 1st of their second year of study at CSUF (please see instructions below)

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

The enrollment process takes two steps:

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".  After clicking on this the interested student will be asked to complete a simple inquiry form.  When we receive the form, we will process it and send the student a username, password and directions for completing the application.

2. Application -- Return to the LECOM portal and complete the application.  Again, this is a pretty short form and shouldn't take much time.  I have included a compilation of the application form in the attached document.

 

PharmD at LECOM School of Pharmacy (PharmD linkage) 

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) Minimum grades of B+ in science classes. 
2) At least one letter of recommendation from a Pharmacist. 
3) Undergraduates should have an overall GPA of 3.3. 
4) Essay regarding interest in the PharmD program at LECOM

Linkage program requirements: 
1) Support of the Health Professions Committee at CSUF. 
2) 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.

The enrollment process takes two steps:

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".  After clicking on this the interested student will be asked to complete a simple inquiry form.  When we receive the form, we will process it and send the student a username, password and directions for completing the application.

2. Application -- Return to the LECOM portal and complete the application.  Again, this is a pretty short form and shouldn't take much time.  I have included a compilation of the application form in the attached document.

 

Podiatry (DPM) Linkage  
Western University 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.